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Ms. King from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Students Learn With Diverse Books!

My students need new, relatable, diverse books in their hands. These books give them a chance to see themselves in literature.

  • $299 goal

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My Students

My class is a group of 18 intelligent, empowered, diverse, motivated students. My students and their families come from 6 different countries. 80% of them are eligible for free and reduced lunch. 9 out of my 18 students are English Language Learners. This means that English is not their first language. Even though a lot of my students have to over come that language barrier. They don't let it stop them. Each day they are willing to learn and try their best!

My Project

These students deserve to have culturally diverse books in their hands! Many students want to learn more about their own culture or other students' cultures and sometimes don't have the resources to do so.

Having these amazing books will enable students to see themselves in book as well as learn about other cultures than their own.

Also, when students see themselves in literature, it brings a new found love for reading and writing. Students become motivated and inspired that there are people out in the world going through hardships or issues just like them. Let's help to get these books in their hands!

Ms. King
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 18 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Freedom's School • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
All the Way to Havana • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Firebird • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
The Rain Stomper • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Can Man • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Everybody Bakes Bread (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Everybody Cooks Rice (Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
National Geographic Readers: Sacagawea (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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