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Mrs. Babcock from Alcoa TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Children's Books

Help me give my students rich texts that focus on diversity, love, and compassion.

  • $172 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Our school is a Title 1 school. My students are ethnically and economically diverse. I have both ESL and homeless students in my classroom. My classroom and our school is a beautiful melting pot of students and families that come from very diverse backgrounds and situations, just like our nation as a whole. We are a small town with an urban feel.This is a big reason why our school and my class is so special because we have so many cultures, perspectives, and experiences that students and families bring with them on a daily basis.

My Project

Students read everyday in my classroom. They are allowed to shop in our classroom library and pick books that look interesting to them and that they would enjoy reading. They keep these books in their book bins for several days until they get the choice to switch them out again. Students love picking out books and reading independently. Many days they even ask me if they can have private reading time.

Part of being a first grade teacher is helping my students develop a deep desire and love for reading while they are in my classroom.

Most of my library books have main characters that are mostly caucasian or animals characters. I want students to have the opportunity to read books about characters who look like my students, have similar backgrounds, and have similar cultures as my students. This way my students can easily relate to the books they are reading. This is essential when fostering a love for reading in students.

Mrs. Babcock
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
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Fresh Princess • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Emi's Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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