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Mrs. Sanders from Commerce City CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversifying Our 3rd Grade Library

Help me give my students the gift of representation within my classroom library.

  • 10 donors
  • $699 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My little learners come from a variety of backgrounds with 48% of the population being white and the remaining 52% being students of color. About half of our school receive free/reduced lunch. It is so Important that these guys get to be represented in the books that we read in class.

My Project

With the Black Lives Matter movement, it really hit me that I do not have enough material in my classroom library that any child walking though my door could feel represented. It shocked me that most all of the protagonists in my books were white. My population in my school family is almost 50% composed of students of color!

It is my job as an educator to have all students who walk into my classroom, feel safe, accepted, and valued.

Part of that is the need to be a facilitator of social comprehension. We need to safely and age appropriately, navigate non biased discussions around race, gender, and sexuality; even when it feels scratchy and uncomfortable.

Our third graders are at a prime age to accept and absorb this information and carry it on with them as they become citizens of the world, and your contribution of books will help all four third grade classrooms with this vision.

Mrs. Sanders
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Lulu Boxed Set #1-6 • Amazon Business $19.54 1 $19.54
When Aidan Became a Brother • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jack (Not Jackie) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Graphic Organizer Posters: All About Me Robot: 30 Fill-in Personal Posters for Kids to Display with Pride • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
The Arabic Quilt: An Immigrant Story • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Iggy Peck, Architect (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Thanks for the Feedback... I Think? (BEST ME I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
And Tango Makes Three • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue • 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
The Dot • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Julian's Glorious Summer (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
First Day Jitters (The Jitters Series) • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05

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