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Ms. Thomas from Troy NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Diverse Classroom Read Alouds

Help me give my students a diverse read aloud selection to expand their learning of the world around us and the diverse people within it!

  • $475 goal

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My Project

My students come from diverse backgrounds and deserve to be represented in the books they are reading. My students should discover different cultures and have the opportunity to learn about people who are different from them through the use of books. Having a diverse read aloud selection will allow me to open up discussions about difficult topics that impact my student's lives. Using books to discuss race, gender, equality, emotions, etc. will support students learning while teaching them about the world and people around them. I hope to succeed in teaching my students to be accepting of others, of themselves, and to be a kind humans.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
  • PS 14
  • Troy, NY
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households Data about students' economic need comes from the National Center for Education Statistics, via our partners at MDR Education. Learn more

    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 18 students.

    2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Book Box Set (Books 1-8: Anger, Anxiety, Peaceful, Happiness, Sadness, Confidence, Love, & Scribble Emotion) • Amazon Business $43.01 1 $43.01
A Kids Book About Equality • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Love Is Powerful • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Good Egg: An Easter And Springtime Book For Kids (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Not So Different • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Couch Potato (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Lost in the Clouds: A gentle story to help children understand death and grief (Difficult Conversations) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
My Shadow Is Purple • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
I Want a Dog: My Opinion Essay (Read and Write) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
The Worrysaurus • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Choose to Try Again: A Colorful, Rhyming Picture Book About Perseverance and Diligence (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
My Shadow Is Pink • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Cool Bean (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
There's Only One You • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
In My Opinion • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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