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Mrs. Crocker from Auburn ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity Through Books

Help me give my students books that help them to see themselves in books.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are amazing and energetic second graders who come from a variety of backgrounds. I would like to be able to get some books for the classroom that represents a wide variety of diversity, so student have not only books that represent them, but also books where they can see the variety of diversity in the world.

My students are energetic and excited learners who have to overcome some astounding obstacles in their home lives, but who still show me their thirst for knowledge every day.

They deserve to have all they need to help them learn.

My Project

Students come from a variety of racial, ethnical, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. There are tons of books available today that help brings this diversity into the classroom and allow each child to be able to see themselves within the books they are reading.

If students can relate to the books they are reading, they are more likely to want to read and keep reading.

This will lead to reading growth and reading comprehension. Second grade is a pivotal year to get students interested and vested in reading. If it doesn't happen by the end of second grade, students are shown to struggle with reading throughout the rest of their schooling. Please consider donating so we can get these books that show the diversity and allow students to want to read books because they can relate to the characters within them.

Mrs. Crocker
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Art Show Attacks!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Zookeeper • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.90 1 $4.90
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78
The End of Orson Eerie? A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #10) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

Materials cost

$173.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$8.66

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.85

Total project goal

$252.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.34

1 Donor

-$127.00

Donations toward project cost

-$107.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$19.05

match offer

-$125.34

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.54

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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