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Ms. McKiernan-Allen from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Reading

My students need access to books with characters that look like them.

  • $385 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with come from all different walks of life. The majority of my students are learning to speak English. Many of them are the only English speakers in their households. My students are behind academically, but show so much potential.

The best part about my students is their sense of curiosity.


often find myself shocked with the amount of things my students see and deal with on a daily basis. However, when they are at school, they truly want to know about everything. They are inquisitive, refreshing, and creative. All my students truly want to learn and do well, they just need intentional opportunities.

My Project

The students in my room LOVE to read. However, they are not often given the opportunity to read stories where the main character resembles them. I think it is important for our black and brown students to be exposed to literature where the protagonist is black and NOT a basketball player or football player.

This project is filled with literature that features people of different races and backgrounds.

I am a firm believer that the literature our children are exposed to help shape the way they see and interpret the world. Through this Donors Choose grant, I hope to help the children see the world as it is, through the Time for Kids Magazines, and to open the children's eyes to what it can be.

Ms. McKiernan-Allen
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TIME For Kids - 3-4 COMBO Bundle - 28 issues / Minimum of 10 subscriptions • TIME for Kids $4.50 10 $45.00
BD530X - Power Pen!® - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $39.99 1 $39.99
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $20.29 1 $20.29
BD528 - Division Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
BD527 - Multiplication Power Pen!® Quiz Cards • Lakeshore Learning Materials $9.99 2 $19.98
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Princess Grace • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
National Geographic Kids • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
The Patchwork Quilt • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Marvelous Cornelius Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Summer Sun Risin' • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Brain Quest Workbook: Grade 3 • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.65 1 $6.65
Do Like Kyla (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Boundless Grace (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $5.34 1 $5.34
National Geographic Readers: Penguins! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59

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