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Mrs. Platz from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Reading

Help me give my students books about diversity, equality, discrimination, acceptance and other topics to add to our classroom library.

  • $375 goal

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My Students

My preschoolers are kind, curious, and active students who enjoy learning through hands-on activities and movement. They are independent thinkers who love the opportunity to make their own choices and feel ownership in their learning environment. My Pre-K students are from all backgrounds. I have 40 that attend our Title I PreK, Monday-Friday for a half day (am/pm). Our school services PreK-5th grade. We have over 700 students in our school.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds and have different levels of academic experiences and low economic status.

Our program is Title I but due to budget cuts, our budget was cut for many things my classroom depended on. In our school, we have many students that receive free and reduced price meals for breakfast and lunch. My young students are very curious about the world and enjoy having the opportunity to learn through active and engaging experiences.

My Project

Our classroom is wanting to get books that meet the needs of all children in our classroom. By allowing this diversity through reading to enter our classroom it will show students that everyone is welcome and wanted.

"Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having the voice be heard."-Liz Fosselin

After attending recent trainings on equity and inclusion, my eyes see very different. I never meant to not have a wide variety of diverse books but there are just not very many in my classroom library. I am hoping I can get this funded and put these books in the hands of ALL students in my classroom very soon.

Mrs. Platz
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Part Of The Rainbow: (Childrens books about Diversity/Equality/Discrimination/Acceptance/Colors Picture Books, Preschool Books, Ages 3 5, Baby Books, ... Kindergarten Books, Ages 4 8) (Mindful Mia) • Amazon Business $19.72 1 $19.72
You Are Not Small • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
We Belong Together: A Book About Adoption and Families • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Love the World • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
There's Only One You • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Families, Families, Families! • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
All Shapes Matter • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Little Heroes of Color: 50 Who Made a BIG Difference • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Only One You • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Love Makes a Family • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Family Book • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
All Kinds of People • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Families • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Think Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Shades of People • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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