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Mrs. Blandy from Roanoke VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Characters that Reflect ME!

Help me give my students books with diverse characters to reflect my classroom!

  • $348 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Thank you for letting me introduce you to my students! I work at a Title I school in southwestern Virginia. Our school is considered Title I due to extreme poverty. All of my students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite their challenges, my students come to school ready to learn.

My classroom is composed of many different backgrounds—my students speak English, Spanish, Somalian, Dari, and a little Haitian Creole.

Unfortunately, we have students in our classroom who experience homelessness, too. I strive to make the classroom the best possible environment to make this a "safe" place to learn!

My Project

For so long, it's been incredibly hard to find books that reflect all my learners. We have so many different cultures in my classroom, and so many great books- but often those books don't reflect everyone in my classroom.

By donating to this project, you're helping fund books that feature African-American protagonists, non-fiction books about sports heroes, and books with Hispanic lead characters.

It's so important that these books become the norm in my classroom.

I appreciate you helping round out my collection- ALL of my students will love reading these titles and discussing these characters!

Mrs. Blandy
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $38.96 1 $38.96
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.36 4 $21.44
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.71 2 $19.42
Dog Man: Grime and Punishment: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #9) (9) • Amazon Business $9.67 2 $19.34
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $9.64 2 $19.28
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $7.64 2 $15.28
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $7.62 2 $15.24
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Waiting for the Biblioburro • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Paws for a Cause: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Bo's Magical New Friend: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Bo the Brave: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Pug’s Snow Day: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Pug Blasts Off: A Branches Book (Diary of a Pug #1) • Amazon Business $4.74 2 $9.48
Bo and the Dragon-Pup: A Branches Book (Unicorn Diaries) • Amazon Business $4.59 2 $9.18
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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