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Mrs. Waldrop from Anderson SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Picture Books for Days!

My students need these books for a true reflection of my students in the classroom library. This project will get picture books that have diverse main characters for students to better relate to my students.

  • $311 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work at a Title I school in Anderson, South Carolina. We are 100% dedicated to developing critical thinkers but we are 80% poverty-stricken, with 80% of our students living below the poverty line. Students in my classroom need an extra push to be engaged in reading. This is the basis for everything else in their life and they don't really see the importance in reading.

My classroom is full of students who can reach their maximum potential with support and the right books.

I firmly believe that the future of South Carolina and maybe the nation sits in my classroom. Now we have to make it happen.

My Project

I have a diverse student population and I am hoping to get more books that show the diversity of our classroom in picture books for students to see themselves in their reading. This helps them connect and love books and reading even more!

Picture books speak to readers of all ages, races, and genders so I want to give the students access to picture books with characters that they can relate to.

Students should see themselves in their reading! Plus, these picture books will appeal to all levels of readers from highly advanced readers to those still growing in their reading.

These picture books are going to keep my students engaged in reading and making meaningful connections with other cultures and their own. These books will guarantee that students don't just pick up book after book without learning about the diversity of the world but rather acceptance, kindness, and inspire curiosity, and connect readers to books.

Mrs. Waldrop
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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 23 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
All the Way to Havana • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Wish • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12

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