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Ms. Barshaw from Salem OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversifying Libraries Diversifies Thinking

Help me give my students a more diverse classroom library to learn others perspectives.

  • 16 donors
  • $640 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have had the pleasure of spending my first year teaching with an incredible group of 5th graders. My students are extremely curious, intuitive, and wise beyond their years. Their patience and ability to not only adapt to change, but to do so with a positive attitude, is extremely admirable.

My Project

These books will make a difference in my classroom because, as a first year teacher, my classroom library has a long ways to go. My students have a wide variety of subjects they enjoy reading about. The most common of these subjects is history. My students love to read about historical events and to learn about perspectives other than their own. As a teacher at a school with a predominantly white community, that at times is not always the most open minded, it is my job to provide my students with varying perspectives from a variety of cultures so that they can grow up with empathy and respect towards all people.

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

This project will reach 20 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Learning Resources Answer Buzzers Classpack • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $48.00 1 $48.00
The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (Adapted for Young People) • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $20.00 1 $20.00
A Kids Book About Safety • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
A Kids Book About Imagination • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
A Kids Book About Belonging • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
A Kids Book About Racism • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
A Kids Book About Climate Change • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
A Kids Book About Gratitude • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.95 1 $19.95
Timelines from Black History Leaders Legends Legacies • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.00 1 $19.00
They Called Us Enemy • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $19.00 1 $19.00
Remember to Dream Ebere • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $18.00 1 $18.00
A Different Mirror for Young People A History of Multicultural America • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $18.00 1 $18.00
American Like Me • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $16.00 1 $16.00
Her Right Foot • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $15.00 1 $15.00
An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $15.00 1 $15.00
Just Ask Be Different Be Brave Be You • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 1 $14.00
Pride The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 1 $14.00
Like Me Leaders • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $14.00 1 $14.00
Our Class is a Family • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $13.00 1 $13.00
When Stars Are Scattered • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $12.00 1 $12.00
Change Sings • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $12.00 1 $12.00
All Are Welcome • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Native Americans in History A History Book for Kids • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
Black Inventors 15 Inventions that Changed the World • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $10.00 1 $10.00
The Rough Face Girl • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $9.00 1 $9.00
Malala My Story of Standing Up for Girls Rights • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $9.00 1 $9.00
Other Words for Home • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $9.00 1 $9.00
The Name Jar • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $9.00 1 $9.00
Finding Langston • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00
The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00
The Story of Ruby Bridges • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00
The Story of Simone Biles • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00
Soft Rain A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears • DonorsChoose Featured Favorites $8.00 1 $8.00

Materials cost

$500.70

Vendor shipping charges

$5.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$543.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.86

Total project goal

$639.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$639.07

14 Donors

-$526.13

Donations toward project cost

-$449.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.42

Matching donations from our partners

-$110.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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