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Mrs. Gentile from Odenton MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Reads

Help me give my students books focused on diversity and those who have made a difference.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be teaching a group of 3rd-grade students who are absolutely wonderful! Our school is rapidly growing and has a very diverse population from all economic backgrounds. We have many students who speak two languages and many students who have a parent in the military. We are located between two major cities and have a transient population. Many of our students also receive free or reduced-price lunch. Most of my students come to school eager to learn every day and are a great group of kids!

My Project

I am asking for a variety of books about different cultures. My current classroom library has very little diversity in the topics and people in the stories. My classroom is very diverse and I want my students to be given a chance to read stories about characters who are similar to them - and very different.

These books will be used for independent reading and read alouds.

I hope by incorporating them into my classroom my students will learn about different cultures and how people of all backgrounds have had a difference in out country. It is important that everyone is exposed to cultures that are unlike their own.

Mrs. Gentile
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 25 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lillian's Right to Vote A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Start Now! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Island Treasures Growing Up in Cuba • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Crossing Bok Chitto A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lion Island • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A Boy Called Slow The True Story of Sitting Bull • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Tia Lola Learned to Teach • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Land of Forgotten Girls • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Gold-Threaded Dress • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Sylvia & Aki • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$169.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$212.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.47

Total project goal

$249.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.78

4 Donors

-$215.95

Donations toward project cost

-$191.06

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.89

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.83

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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