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Mrs. Meghan Dent from Southern Pnes NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversifying My Classroom Library

Help me give my students books that mirror their life experiences so they can see themselves in the books they read!

  • $572 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am fortunate to teach in a wonderful school with a diverse student population. We are a Title I school and also serve a number of military families. I have so enjoyed getting to know the families of my students during this recent period of remote learning. We had to get creative to serve students' unique learning needs, and our community came together in a big way!

My Project

Students will have access to books both at school for read aloud and independent reading as well as the opportunity to check books out to read at home. My hope is to include more books in my library, but not just any books. Books that my students see themselves in! I want them to identify with the characters. Rudine Sims Bishop describes books in terms of windows and mirrors. In some books, we see others' lives (windows) and in other books (mirrors) we see ourselves and our life experiences. It is so important to me that my students are represented in the literature I provide in my classroom.

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

Equity Focus

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 20 students.

15 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
B is for Baller: The Ultimate Basketball Alphabet (1) (ABC to MVP) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Teach Your Dragon About Diversity: Train Your Dragon To Respect Diversity. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Diversity and Differences. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Mary Wears What She Wants • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
When I Close My Eyes • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You! • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Fred's Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers (Mister Rogers Poetry Books) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Big Orange Splot • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
A Is for Awesome!: 23 Iconic Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22

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