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Ms. Potter from W Henrietta NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Literature is Powerful!

Help me give my students new books to access cultures and diverse people through literature!

  • $316 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first year teacher who will be teaching a 5th grade class in a diverse district with students who have various needs!

I expect my students to come from diverse backgrounds with various needs.

The school district I will be working in is diverse and has students with different abilities, cultures, and backgrounds sitting within their classrooms. I want to be able to provide a diverse classroom library for my students so they may see themselves in the literature they read! Therefore, I have incorporated a plethora of books within this project I hope my students will have exposure to.

My Project

These books will help make a difference in my students learning through allowing pathways of knowledge in literature to reveal different cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences from diverse people within America. It will also help students to see themselves in literature and relate to people who are different than them!

Community will be built within my classroom through the acceptance of all people.

Therefore, giving my students an opportunity to be exposed to history, culture, and experiences of all people will allow them to celebrate diversity in the world around them and be able to communicate and interact as global citizens!

Ms. Potter
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Grade 5 Fiction/Nonfiction Paired Studies (16 books) • AKJ Education $94.24 1 $94.24
Native American Stories (8 Books) • AKJ Education $41.81 1 $41.81
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Getting Away with Murder • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Poet Slave of Cuba • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Island Treasures Growing Up in Cuba • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Rules • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Would Joey Do? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Learn to Program • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Count Your Way Through Japan • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Gold-Threaded Dress • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$234.81

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.52

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$268.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.35

Total project goal

$315.68

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$315.68

1 Donor

-$158.00

Donations toward project cost

-$134.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.70

match offer

-$157.68

Match offer toward project cost

-$134.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.65

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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