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Ms. Viera from Torrance CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Do I See Me?

Help me give my students books in which to see themselves all year long!

  • $993 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders are resilient. They had their kindergarten year disrupted due to the shut down for Covid-19, but they kept showing up and learning. The diversity of the class (ethnic, social economic status, and special needs) enriches our learning environment!

My Project

My students come from varying backgrounds and ethnicities, yet my reading material does not reflect them. Children need to see themselves in books so that they can relate to the characters and be inspired.

Reading books with diverse protagonists cannot be limited to a special month of the year.

Black History Month is usually the only time I have books with diverse people in them. I have slowly been adding to my collection but my student's deserve to see themselves all year long now, not just for special occasions.

My first graders are emergent readers so they also need books they can read themselves. These books I can send home so that the children can read with their families.

Ms. Viera
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sports Talk, Scholastic News Nonfiction Readers®: Grades 1-2 • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $89.00 1 $89.00
National Geographic Kids Readers 6 Book Set (National Geographic Kids Readers, Levels : 1 & 2) by Anne Schreiber (2012-08-01) • Amazon Business $39.99 2 $79.98
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels A & B: 20 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for New Readers • Amazon Business $17.41 2 $34.82
Kindness Pack: Grades K-2 (DonorsChoose.org Exclusive) • Scholastic Magazines and Book Clubs $30.00 1 $30.00
Buddy Readers: Levels E & F (Parent Pack): 16 Leveled Books to Help Little Learners Soar as Readers • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
No Dogs Allowed! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
First Little Comics Parent Pack: Levels E & F: 16 Funny Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $19.59 1 $19.59
When We Are Kind / Nihá’ádaahwiinít’íigo (English and Navaho Edition) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
A Box Full of Kittens • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level C: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $17.39 1 $17.39
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level A: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Nonfiction Sight Word Readers Parent Pack Level D: Teaches 25 key Sight Words to Help Your Child Soar as a Reader! • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Another • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Pablo's Tree • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Not for Me, Please! I Choose to Act Green • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Guided Science Readers Parent Pack: Level D: 16 Fun Nonfiction Books That Are Just Right for New Readers • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Scholastic Guided Science Readers Set, Level E-F (Guided Science Readers Parent Pack) • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Sky Painter: Louis Fuertes, Bird Artist • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Little Kids First Big Book of Reptiles and Amphibians (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Why Should I Recycle? (Why Should I? Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.23 1 $7.23
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Velociraptors (StoryBots) (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Lizards • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Time for School, Little Dinosaur (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Science Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$724.36

Vendor shipping charges

$11.90

Sales tax

$66.28

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$843.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.84

Total project goal

$992.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$992.25

5 Donors

-$556.42

Donations toward project cost

-$476.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$79.71

Matching donations from our partners

-$431.41

Match offers toward project cost

-$366.70

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.71

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.42

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$0.00

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