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Mrs. Hardy from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Readers Need Diverse Books!

My students need diverse books because they are diverse readers. They also need more glue sticks because we are constantly running out of glue sticks.

  • $308 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school come from families who struggle to make ends meet. Most of my students are English Language Learners. All they want is a place to feel safe and to learn!

My students are curious and eager to explore the world around them and bring such life to the school day.

In my classroom they are historians and mathematicians, readers and writers; they are scientists and explorers. There might be some dancers and soccer players too! Their dreams are as big as their imaginations.

My Project

It is so important for readers to see themselves in the books they read. To have heroes and heroines who look like them, talk like them and think like them. It's also important to read about people who are not like you to build empathy and understanding of different people.

My classroom is diverse and I want my students to be able to read about characters like them.

For my reluctant readers I am always looking for books to pique their interest and to get them excited about reading. New books in the classroom library always get my students reading and excited about books.

Mrs. Hardy
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Teacher Created Resources Black 10 Pocket Chart (20744) • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business $9.86 2 $19.72
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Shadows at Jamestown (The Virginia Mysteries) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Secret of the Staircase (The Virginia Mysteries) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Midnight at the Mansion (The Virginia Mysteries) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Ghosts of Belle Isle (The Virginia Mysteries) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Mystery on Church Hill (The Virginia Mysteries) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Molly Bannaky • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

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