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Mrs. Beers from Bedford MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Matters: Spotlighting Ourselves Through Books!

My students need books that represent them. My students need books that take them to a new world, give them new experiences, and allow them a window into other cultures.

  • $581 goal

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My Students

I teach 22 amazing first graders. They are constantly questioning, learning, and discovering. They come into school everyday and cannot wait to learn as much as possible. My students come from various socioeconomic backgrounds, family configurations, learning styles, as well as different cultural and religious beliefs. I want to provide them with every opportunity to experience the world.

They are the future and we need to ensure that they are prepared to take on anything that comes their way.

They are the future and we need to ensure they are prepared to take on anything that comes their way.

My Project

I teach beyond tolerance. I encourage my students to learn as much as possible about everything they can. Books allow us to dive into worlds unknown, they open doors to countries we will never visit, and they teach us that there is more to than just outside our windows.

Who we are as individuals is part of who we have become as educators.

We have consciously or subconsciously weaved our biases and experiences into the classroom. As we reflect on our practices, we need to identify who we are, and how our core values impact our students.

"If we don’t give children books that are literary mirrors as well as windows to the whole world of possibility, if these books don’t give them the opportunity to see outside themselves, then how can we expect them to grow into adults who connect in meaningful ways to a global community, to people who might look or live differently than they. You cannot."

-Kwame Alexander

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be Kind • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Charlie Takes His Shot: How Charlie Sifford Broke the Color Barrier in Golf • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
I Love My Purse • Amazon Business $14.72 1 $14.72
Maya's Blanket/La Manta de Maya (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
The Nian Monster • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Home • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
The Runaway Wok: A Chinese New Year Tale • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Manjhi Moves a Mountain • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents a Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
Du Iz Tak? (E. B. White Read-Aloud Award. Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Will Not Eat You • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
The Diwali Gift (Award winning picture book on Indian Culture, Celebrate Diwali Festival, Non-Religious, Great for Indian American, Biracial Families, multicultural children 0-8 years.) • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Monster Trouble! • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Good Night India (Good Night Our World) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pecan Pie Baby • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book (Lift-the-Flap, Puffin) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
The Hijab Boutique • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Tree of Cranes • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25

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