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Mrs. Wachtel from Warner Robins GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversifying My Reading Library!

My students need more books that allow culturally diverse students to see characters like them in the books they are reading!

  • $396 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a wonderful group of kids. I work in a school that services all different socioeconomic students. My students love learning. They love writing and reading. They love math and work so hard to master the skills they need to. I am so proud of all the hard work I see them put in, day in and day out.

All my students come from different homes and different cultural backgrounds.

They are such a sweet group of students with so much potential and I want to do all I can to help them achieve!

My Project

"The faces that greet our students from our bookshelves can be as powerful as the ones that greet them at the door." - Jessica Lifshitz

One vital part of my job as an educator is teaching children how to read!

One major part of this is teaching students to fall in love with reading and to look at books as great adventures they can embark on. One important part of this is children need to be able to connect and see themselves in the books they read. My classroom is full of students from different cultures, families, and economic backgrounds. Many children's books do not allow different cultures to see themselves on the pages of the books they are reading. My desire is for all my students to feel empowered and visible through the books they find in their reading libraries. I hope that you join me in this by helping me add quality, diverse books that will allow my students to see themselves in the characters of their books!

I have selected 29 high quality and highly reviewed books that show a diverse selection of characters! With these books, students can connect on a deeper level and I can use them for incredible teaching opportunities. Please help me foster the love of reading in my students through these incredible books!

Mrs. Wachtel
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Flight School • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Sometimes You Fly • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
King for a Day • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Call Me Tree / Llamame arbol (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
A Morning with Grandpa • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Real Poop on Pigeons: TOON Level 1 (Giggle and Learn) • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
We Dig Worms!: TOON Level 1 (Giggle and Learn) • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Black All Around • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Julian Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
Islandborn • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
Juna's Jar • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hot Hot Roti for Dada-Ji • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Hula-Hoopin' Queen • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
I'm Grumpy (My First Comics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Something's Fishy: TOON Level 1 (Giggle and Learn) • Amazon Business $7.74 1 $7.74
The Blue Roses • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework: TOON Level 3 • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
GOOD NIGHT, PLANET: TOON Level 2 (TOON Books, Level 2) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Benny and Penny in Just Pretend: TOON Level 2 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Shark King: TOON Level 3 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever: TOON Level 3 • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$282.51

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$336.24

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.34

Total project goal

$395.58

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$395.58

8 Donors

-$395.58

Donations toward project cost

-$336.24

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.34

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$0.00

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