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Ms. Schiltz from Tacoma WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Read Aloud Books for Diverse Elementary School Students

Help me give my students books, books and more BOOKS! Diverse books with ranges of characters including strong female leads!

  • $353 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

I am a second year Title I teacher, which means I work with our school's most venerable students.

My job is to work with the students in our school who are struggling the most in reading and math. It is my mission to make every day at school a special learning adventure. The students I am working with are often several years below grade level in reading and/or math. I am also taking on another role this year which is leading professional development for teachers as I test the waters of the world of instructional coaching.

My students' home lives may not be ideal, but I make sure their classroom life is everything and more that they could have ever imagined. I serve a diverse population of learners. I teach in a Title I school, and 98% of the students receive free/reduced-price lunch.

My Project

I am asking for help with getting 20 read-aloud picture books in the hands of my students.

My students are diverse, and the books they read should be too!

I am so excited about the idea that I can get books into the hands of my students with characters that actually look like them. Books with Hispanic and African-American lead characters are powerful, and my students need to hear and see these books. I am asking for books with strong female leads and a heavy emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics!

I want to grow and expand my classroom library with books that fit the needs of my students. Thank you for reading this and taking the time to learn more about my students.

Ms. Schiltz
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School • Amazon Business $15.33 1 $15.33
Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Mary Poppins (picture book) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Ocean Meets Sky • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Inside My Imagination • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Wordy Birdy • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Creepy Carrots! • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Astrid the Unstoppable • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever―or Snack Time? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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