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Ms. West from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Picture Books for Diverse Learners

Help me give my students culturally diverse picture books to inspire a love for reading like Dreamers, Separate is Never Equal, and All Are Welcome.

  • $203 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I, middle school in Texas. All of my students are considered economically disadvantaged. They face a range of other challenges every single day. The majority of the students I work with have a variety of learning disabilities such as ADHD, emotional disturbance​ or have experienced trauma in their lives. My students are kind, hard-working and amazing. They make me proud everyday.

I set high expectations for my students and I am constantly amazed by their efforts despite the many challenges they face.

My students continue to help me grow into a better educator and inspire me everyday.

My Project

One of the things I strive to do is instill a love for reading in my students. I want them to read a variety of books about diverse people. Over the past few years, I have seen students show the most interest and growth in reading novels where they can see themselves and their friends.

Novels where my students can see themselves are always the most popular.

To model reading and writing strategies for my students, I need picture books These picture books will hold their interests and often teach them things they did not know about themselves. Books like She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World, 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World, and The Undefeated will all help my students grow as readers.

Many of my students are reading significantly below grade level. Finding books they enjoy can be a challenge. This support helps students to read more and improve their reading level over time. I believe these novels will help them to develop a love for reading.

Ms. West
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Got This.: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be • Amazon Business $23.07 1 $23.07
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Undefeated • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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