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Ms. Stokes from Charlotte NC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Matters

Help me give my students books that they can read and see themselves in.

  • $303 goal

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My Students

Our school is a neighborhood school serving approximately 800 students. Our students are from diverse backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. Our students are motivated to learn and look forward to coming to school every day. We also have a very experienced and loyal staff who care for our students and create a nurturing environment conducive to learning.

My students set goals for themselves and they achieve them.

They are smart, kind, and caring. They work hard as individuals and come together as a team. They enjoy learning about each other and from each other.

My Project

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those times when they were listening to a story being read to them. What if you were unable to relate to or see yourself in those books? I am requesting these books to ensure that all of my students see themselves in our classroom library and feel validated.

We know that children’s books can act like both mirrors and windows on the world.

Mirrors in that they can reflect on children’s own lives, and windows in that they can give children a chance to learn about someone else’s life. We also know that this type of self-reflection and opportunity to read or hear about different lives is essential for children to feel as if they belong and to help develop empathy.

Ms. Stokes
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Lionel Messi - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Celia Cruz, Queen of Salsa • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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