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Mrs. Sherman from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversify Our Library

Help me give my students diverse books that represent different nationalities, cultures, and experiences that kids have around the world.

  • $576 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have a class of 30 5th graders in a large urban area.

5th grade is a huge growing experience for students, and I do my best to ensure that they are prepared for middle school, high school, and beyond.

To do this to the best of my ability, I would like to ensure that all students have the necessary supplies to succeed in class.

When the students are equipped with the proper supplies, they are more excited about their learning and engaged in class.

My Project

Amina's Voice, A Long Walk to Water, and Fish in a Tree are three very different stories about three very different characters.

Students should be able to see that even though people may look different, speak a different language, or live in a different country, they can still relate to the struggles that these characters go through.

I want my students to see the beauty in diversity. I also want my students that are not usually represented in classroom books to finally see themselves represented. Learning about diversity will show students that even though our differences make us unique, the experiences we go through in life and the lessons we learn connect us all.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.29 23 $144.67
Amina's Voice • AKJ Education $5.83 23 $134.09
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 23 $128.57
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40

Materials cost

$419.73

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.95

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$488.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.29

Total project goal

$575.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$575.27

2 Donors

-$287.63

Donations toward project cost

-$244.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.14

match offer

-$287.64

Match offer toward project cost

-$244.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.15

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$0.00

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