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Ms. Weintraub from Baldwin Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Dream Big by Reading About Accomplished Women

My students need diverse books about real girls and women to expand our classroom library choices.

  • $400 goal

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My Students

My students are inquisitive, engaging fourth graders. They are curious students who love to ask questions and extend their learning. Our classroom is a warm and welcoming community of learners. These amazing young people bring their cultural backgrounds into our class of learners to create a diverse classroom community.

Our 3rd through 8th graders and their families choose to attend this school to be a part of our wonderful, small school learning environment.

I teach at a public magnet school with less than 400 students in 3rd-8th grades, which provides a unique opportunity for upper elementary and middle school students to share the same campus and school community. As a school of choice instead of a neighborhood zoned school, we have students enrolled from throughout the district's different school zones.

My Project

I am requesting a selection of hand-picked books to diversify our classroom library and provide more choice for my students. My students are not all the same, and neither are these books! In honor of Women's History Month, this project focuses on books with female protagonists. My students, and especially my female students, need to see the amazing things the women who came before them have accomplished.

My students will be able to read about real women and their careers and accomplishments, including Maya the architect, Amalia the dancer, Harper the writer, Eugenie the scientist, and many more.

In recent years, the availability of quality nonfiction picture books has greatly improved, and I want to provide more of those books for my students. The titles listed here are about real women and girls to provide book choices for my students to help them learn to dream big and imagine the possibilities for their future.

Ms. Weintraub
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Anybody's Game: The Story of the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Gloria's Voice: The Story of Gloria Steinem―Feminist, Activist, Leader (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Girl Running • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $12.09 1 $12.09
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Fly High! The Story Of Bessie Coleman • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Oprah Winfrey: An Inspiration to Millions (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Mae Jemison (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Simone Biles: America's Greatest Gymnast (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Serena Williams: A Champion on and off the Court (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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