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Mrs. Gentile from Odenton MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted 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

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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

This project will reach 25 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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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

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