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Mrs. Chowdhury from Minnetonka MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Heroes for My Students

My students need books with diverse characters and backgrounds to enrich their reading and enhance their cultural awareness.

  • $683 goal

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My Students

My third graders are so amazing! Each day they come to school excited to learn. One of their favorite times of the day is reading. One student described reading as a time to travel to another land and become someone else. They inspire me every day with all of their wisdom.

My third graders come from various backgrounds and family dynamics.

Several of my students receive special education services, reading and math support, or social skills assistance. There are also many students who receive free and reduced lunch. Regardless of their home life, my third graders come to school ready to discover new things everyday.

My Project

My 3rd grade students are in need of diverse books about heroes from around the world. I am requesting diverse books by authors from various cultures about characters from various cultures. Through this project, my third graders will be able to read stories about heroes like Malala Yousafzai, Wilma Rudolph, and Harriet Tubman.

It’s important for my students to read engaging stories with diverse main characters that they are able to relate to.

I have selected books that represent cultures from around the world that will engage my students in deep conversations and enrich their cultural awareness. Please help me bring diverse books into my students hands and hearts.

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
King for a Day • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space: An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison (The Girls Who Could) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Beautiful • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
It'S Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Going Places • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
A Piece of Home • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Daniel Finds a Poem • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Firebird • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Ming Goes to School • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Pashmina • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
When I Was Eight • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Noodle Magic • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Around The World We Go • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
This Is the Way We Go to School: A Book About Children Around the World • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Looking for Bongo • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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