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Ms. Allarie from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Literature for Diverse Learners!

Help me give my students current books that reflect who they are and teach social-emotional skills with diverse characters.

  • $293 goal

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My Students

Our school is a low-income, high-poverty elementary school of over eight hundred students. My students are faced with a wide range of challenges from fluctuating caretakers to homelessness, to learning and developmental disabilities, to not having adequate food or clothing. With these adversities, come along behaviors and needs that interfere with learning. Students, as young as four, walk into our building everyday carrying enormous weight on their shoulders that many of us have never had to worry about.

Their backgrounds are diverse, but they all demonstrate a love for learning.

They have dreams of growing up to become what they see in textbooks, children's books, television or movies. I hope to expand their dreams with the resources I provide in the classroom.

My Project

I teach math and science, and I lack diverse books for my students to read during their daily independent reading block. These books will help teach acceptance, tolerance and understanding in a world full of rich cultures and diverse people.

These books, with a focus on diversity and friendship, will expose my students to characters who look like them and our community, and mirror their experiences.

I am asking for books with girls and people of color as protagonists, and friends from different cultures and religions. They teach tolerance and acceptance of people who are different, and challenge to gender stereotypes. We have these conversations in my fifth grade class, so these books will help my students develop their social emotional skills and see themselves represented in the books we read. I am so excited to share these with my students!

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Ms. Allarie
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Making Friends with Billy Wong • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tru & Nelle • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Raymie Nightingale • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963 • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tight • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Crossing the Wire • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
La Linea: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Out of Bounds: Seven Stories of Conflict and Hope • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Bob • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
All Summer Long (The Eagle Rock Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
El Deafo • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Question of Miracles • Amazon Business $4.65 1 $4.65
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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