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Mrs. Collins from Middlebury CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Characters Lead to Greater Acceptance

My students need diverse books written in diverse styles in order to develop deeper understandings of the world in which they live.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a dynamic group of kids who are eager to learn. A wide range of abilities and cultural backgrounds adds to our sense of community.

Students' varied interests enhance our conversations and discussions in the classroom.

Students play musical instruments, dance, play basketball and soccer, swim and run competitively. Some excel at math, others are avid readers, and some write with strong voice and compassion.

We strive for an honest and respectful class community that recognizes and appreciates differences, accepts challenges, and promotes kindness and perseverance.

My Project

We have a classroom full of diverse students with diverse interests. Living in a suburban community, they may have somewhat protected experiences. They need access to diverse books written by authors with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Multiple copies of the books will allow the students to dive deeply into the characters' lives, to analyze critically, and to have great discussions about their thoughts and reactions.

As these fifth graders grow up in a global world, they need to read and wonder about the struggles and successes of others.

They need to read and re-read complex texts to understand choices and consequences. That way they can become stronger citizens and foster their acceptance of others.

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Booked • Amazon Business $11.48 4 $45.92
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $11.30 4 $45.20
The Crossover • Amazon Business $10.29 4 $41.16
When My Name Was Keoko • Amazon Business $7.97 4 $31.88
Kinda Like Brothers • Amazon Business $6.99 4 $27.96
P.S. Be Eleven • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Gone Crazy in Alabama • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Listen, Slowly • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $6.21 4 $24.84
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.21 4 $20.84
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.74 4 $18.96

Materials cost

$364.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$399.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$70.57

Total project goal

$470.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.48

7 Donors

-$297.74

Donations toward project cost

-$253.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.66

Matching donations from our partners

-$172.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$146.83

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.91

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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