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Ms. Nolan from Glen Oaks NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Chapter Books- We See Ourselves

Help me give my students diverse and updated books for our classroom library.

  • $703 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach an amazing group of third graders in a large metropolitan area. They come into class ready to learn and share their ideas. They are teachers, too. They teach each other and me, through sharing their ideas and insights.

We are nurturing creative, diverse, confident, independent leaders; leaders who know how to think about and question the world around them; leaders who can problem solve in both a team environment and on their own; leaders who have goals and work to reach them.

My Project

Recently my students come up to me and lament that there aren't any books they like in the classroom library. Now, I have hundreds of books in my library, so I didn't take their lament too seriously at first. But after hearing the same complaint over and over, I gave the books in my library a closer look and realized a few things.

Our classroom library needs some updating and a little color and culture added to it.

It also needs some graphic novels and comic strip books. We need a more diverse library to fill our reading appetites. These books will help.

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Ms. Nolan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
Big Monty and the Cyborg Substitute (The Big Monty Series) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Big Monty and the Lunatic Lunch Lady • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Dear Sweet Pea • Amazon Business $8.49 2 $16.98
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #21 • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.92 2 $13.84
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.58 2 $13.16
Stargazing • Amazon Business $6.49 2 $12.98
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One (1) • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58
Pizza Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Six (6) • Amazon Business $6.21 2 $12.42
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Ruby Flips For Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys #4) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Slumber Party Payback (Ruby and the Booker Boys #3) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Invisible Emmie (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.93 2 $11.86
Garfield Fat Cat 3-Pack #20 • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Mr Poppers Penguin • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Lola Levine: Drama Queen • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
Calvin and Hobbes (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.39 2 $10.78
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Something Under the Bed Is Drooling • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Scientific Progress Goes 'Boink': A Calvin and Hobbes Collection (Volume 9) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Clementine friend of the week • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
More Stories Huey Tells • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
The Calvin and Hobbes Lazy Sunday Book (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
Donavan's Word Jar • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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