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Ms. Edmonds from Tarrant AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Our Library!

Help me give my students books which support diversity so that my students see characters just like them and the great differences which have been made in the world, so that all cultures can be celebrated equally!

  • $313 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are very special students! We are a Title l school located Northeast of Birmingham, Alabama. I serve 3rd grade students as their classroom teacher. We are striving to become excellent readers and writers, so as my students' teacher, I am trying to find materials that will help my students achieve this goal.

Meaningful learning is vital to student success in every way and I want to be able to provide experiences that make learning attainable for all of my students.

I try to choose activities that are interesting and relevant to students, as well being able to make personal connections for now and in the future. Many of my students have lived through many obstacles that could set them back, so I try to help empower them and have them realize how strong, intelligent, courageous, and brave they are! Learning is a ticket to growth that I can share and empower my students with and I intend to help them grow in every way possible!

My Project

Each of these books were selected for my students because they support diversity and display cultural differences that I hope to celebrate in our classroom! I want to enhance all of the learning opportunities I can for my students and give my students examples of diversity in history, the present, and to celebrate themselves because they are our future! Each of the books selected represents my students and the diversity that surrounds our classroom each day! I hope to provide my students with opportunities to learn and celebrate diversity in as many ways a possible, and literacy is a great way to engage students in these practices, especially at an early age!

Ms. Edmonds
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
A Story, A Story: An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Journey of the One and Only Declaration of Independence • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Let the Children March • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Statue of Liberty • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Raven A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
A Girl Named Misty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jackie Robinson and the Story of All Black Baseball • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$214.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.52

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$265.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.89

Total project goal

$312.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$312.61

6 Donors

-$157.00

Donations toward project cost

-$133.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.55

match offer

-$155.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.34

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$0.00

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