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Ms. Nolan from Monona WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Readers Need Diverse Books!

Help me give my students diverse books to engage and motivate them. These books will include high quality writing in both Spanish and English, and characters with whom my students can relate.

  • $431 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners at a dual language immersion school, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am the bilingual speech pathologist at a K-5 elementary school. My classroom library is an essential resource for my students who are trying to master various speech sounds and language skills. Books are used in nearly every activity in speech therapy, whether it is to practice comprehension, grammar or speech.

Students at my school are diverse learners who need diverse books to make connections and see themselves reflected in what they read.

A diverse library is comprised of books in both English and Spanish; having characters with many different skin colors. My students reflect our world and seeing people who look like them, and have cultures similar to theirs, enhance and strengthen their confidence and their learning.

My Project

When students see characters who look like them, they are more engaged and motivated to read. It's exciting to relate to a character and see that their skin color is the same as yours! It's exciting to live their journey, one that may be similar to yours.

My students need to practice telling stories, they need to practice talking about the pictures in a book, to hone their speech and language skills.

They need to practice formulating sentences, both in English and Spanish, so that they become highly productive members of our community.

Diverse books have the power to engage, motivate and captivate. They have the power to be the catalyst for students with differing abilities, for whom reading and speaking may be difficult. When readers become true readers, many doors open wide and embrace them. Diverse books are powerful tools.

Ms. Nolan
Grades PreK-2
More than half 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
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands • Amazon Business $17.29 1 $17.29
¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.23 1 $15.23
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Flashlight • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
My Name Is Gabriela/Me llamo Gabriela (Rise and Shine) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
They She He Me: Free to Be! • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
My Nana and Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mango, Abuela y yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$330.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.51

Total project goal

$430.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$430.08

12 Donors

-$376.00

Donations toward project cost

-$324.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.15

match offer

-$47.91

Match offer toward project cost

-$40.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$6.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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