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Ms. Fernandez from Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books Please!

Help me give my students diverse books like the award winning "Ghost". We need high interest books with diverse characters.

  • $245 goal

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My Students

Between 95 and 100% of our student body receives free or reduced lunch and our school services several homeless shelters in the downtown area. While our school is located in the rapidly changing neighborhood of Wynwood, Miami which boasts new restaurants and art galleries, most of the students who attend our Title 1 school live a very different reality. Many of our students are also newly arrived from the Caribbean, Central, and South America.

Our students are bright, active and curious despite the many socio-economic challenges that exist in their neighborhood.

My classes include newly arrived children from Central America, students with a range of special needs, as well as students who are in the gifted program. Each child brings their own unique personality, voice, and talents to our classroom community.

My Project

Like most teachers, I have built my classroom library by going through bins of books at Goodwill, picking up books that other teachers don't want anymore, and spending my own money at Scholastic book fairs. These book are fine for my classroom library, but I don't have sets of novels for my class to read. There are some very old classroom sets in the school library, but nothing very current.

My students need to read books with diverse characters.

It is important for all students, but especially students of color, to see themselves reflected in the curriculum at their school. Help us get book sets of "Ghost" and "Amina's Voice" so that this year they will be able to read two wonderful books.

Ms. Fernandez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 51 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 15 $87.45
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 15 $87.45

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