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Ms. Ploeger from Ames IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Matters: Books for the Future!

My students need culturally diverse books for subjects like reading and science.

  • $346 goal

This project expired on November 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so lucky to teach in a school where everyone works to help meet the diverse needs of our kids. I am able to teach all subjects to my students throughout the day. My students come to school with very diverse needs and I hope that this project will help. These students love to work hard, use real world applications, and are excited to explore new ideas. I will be applying for books that can help integrate diversity in literature and science.

My Project

I am hoping to give my students culturally diverse texts that help teach the curriculum. This year I really want to integrate more culturally diverse texts within the curriculum because at my school we do have more diversity. It is important for my students of color to see picture books and chapter books with characters of color as well. I also wanted to purchase science books that include famous scientists of color and female scientists.

I know that these texts will not be the only way that I am teaching diversity this year, but just one way that I can incorporate some authenticity into the classroom.

Ms. Ploeger
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Gilly Hopkins • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
Elena's Serenade (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of School • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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