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Mrs. Gardner
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 9 donors
  • $94 for now
  • $187 still needed

Diversity is the Power that brings Happiness!

Help me give my students diverse literature. They need to see themselves, their families, and their cultures reflected in the stories they read.

My Students

"Every student can learn! Just not on the same day and not in the same way." We can come together to make sure these students are all success stories! We teach a classroom of 6 high amazing scholars in a substantially separate classroom located in an urban charter school setting. Our students each have a love for learning and want to do their very best. We work hard to ensure that not only their academic needs are met, but that the social and emotional aspects of their lives are an important aspect of their classroom as well.

With all that is going on in the world today, we believe that now more than ever our students would benefit from a classroom library full of diverse literature!

We believe that they need to see themselves, their families, and their cultures reflected in the stories they read.

My Project

A classroom library full of culturally diverse literature will allow our students to see themselves, their families, and their cultures all within the books they read. These books will not only touch upon the topics of diversity that are so important today, but they can also teach students coping strategies that they could use as well. All of these books have been chosen with our students in mind!

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to learn about the topics that are extremely prevalent in today's society.

They will also be able to choose books that interest them. The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading. My students already have shown an astonishing interest in independent reading, and this project will only help enrich their experiences with the printed word and teach them life lessons as well.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am . . . A Box of Goodness (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Bee Heartful: Spread Loving-Kindness • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Scribble Stones • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice (Hack Learning Series) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Say Something • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
A World of Pausabilities: An Exercise in Mindfulness • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
So You Want to Talk About Race • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Hugging Tree: A Story About Resilience • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Okay To Be Different (Todd Parr Classics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
For Every One • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Elephant Secret • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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9 donors9 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

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