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Ms. Samuels from Charlottesville VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Library

Help me give my students a diverse/ multicultural library, representing each student and their culture(s).

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-year teacher teaching kindergarten. I absolutely love my students; they are so hardworking and they love learning. I have enjoyed watching them grow physically and academically these past few months. I have 20 students and each of them are different and special in their own way! Each day with them is unpredictable, but that is what I love most!

I am so excited to continue to watch them transform and grow throughout the rest of the school year.

My Project

I teach a very diverse population of students. They and their families speak many different languages, celebrate different holidays, and each bring something special to our class.

I would love to offer them a library in our class where they could read books about people just like them.

As of right now, I have a select few books that include characters of color. My students rarely get to see kids that are just like them in the books that are currently in our classroom library. My students already love reading and I know that giving them the opportunity to read books with characters who look like them would deepen their love for reading!

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Ms. Samuels
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Emotion Box Set (8 Books) • Amazon Business $39.05 1 $39.05
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Ruby's Chinese New Year • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book (Empower Kids Series) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Martin's Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Big Words (1)) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69

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