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Mrs. Lawson from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Books for Change Agents

Help me give my students books that encompass diversity and cultures around the world.

  • $791 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students think their phones are computers. When it's time to research or you ask them to look up something, they automatically want to pull out their phones! We have very limited technology at our school. I want students to be able to understand what it means to research and be hands-on.

My students are awesome!

They are a group of charismatic, intelligent, and unique individuals! They are very knowledgeable about the strangest things! We are a very small school in Baltimore City with no money to be able to expose and do things for our students. It is very hard to provide them with experiences because our resources are so limited.

My Project

In today’s climate and culture, people are becoming polarizing with their views and beliefs without understanding the perspectives of others. The purpose of this project is to help students understand different cultures and perspectives through literacy. I have selected multiple books that will help students become more aware of the issues and topics we are facing today in the viewpoint of various children. This will allow my students to become change agents in society because if they have no exposure to topics such as immigration, climate change, equity, and friendship there will be a struggle on how to build their own opinion on these things. My hope is with these books and materials, my students will become more involved well-rounded change agents in the world today and in the future. I want to plant the seed now, while I can.

Mrs. Lawson
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $67.12 1 $67.12
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $15.29 2 $30.58
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $21.47 1 $21.47
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
My Fate According to the Butterfly • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hurricane Child • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Midsummer's Mayhem • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
The Season of Styx Malone • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Cardboard Kingdom • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Sweetest Sound • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School: Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.58 1 $8.58
Lemons • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Making Friends (Making Friends #1) (1) • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Magic Misfits: The Second Story • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dactyl Hill Squad (Dactyl Hill Squad #1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sunny (3) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series) • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $5.81 1 $5.81
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #6) • Amazon Business $4.44 1 $4.44

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