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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Series for Diverse Readers

Help me give my students book series with diverse characters to engage ALL readers!

  • $283 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting several books to add to our classroom library. I have requested early chapter books in series that depict diverse characters - boys and girls of many different races and cultures.

Every child deserves to see themselves represented in children’s books.

If you don’t see your experiences in books, the message is, “you don’t matter.” On the reverse, if only one type of child is portrayed in literature it sets up the false premise that that child deserves a better seat at the table. That’s not the message I want to send my students. That’s one of the reasons why these multicultural early chapter books with diverse characters are so important.

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.82 1 $63.82
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sadiq and the Green Thumbs • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sadiq and the Desert Star • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sadiq and the Pet Problem • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sadiq and the Fun Run • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Frankie Sparks and the Big Sled Challenge (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Frankie Sparks and the Talent Show Trick (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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