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Ms. Williams from Sparks NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students Through Strong Characters and Diverse Books

Help me give my students books that represent them and strong characters they can see themselves in. My kids need books that can help them visit new worlds, and allow them a window into other cultures.

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where students are very eager to learn about the world around them.

They aren't just hungry for the answer to a question, they also want to know and understand the why and how behind the answer.

They look forward to rolling up their sleeves and "doing" the learning, and they are not afraid of a challenge! My school is located in a high poverty area where breakfast and lunch is provided to students every day.

My students take pride in attending our school and I work hard to build strong bonds and connections with each and every child. My students and I have worked together to create an environment where every student feels safe to share their thinking, even if they aren't sure they are correct. My students encourage their peers and cheer each other on when they need it the most. They never give up on themselves or each other! I strive to help my students see their value and take pride in themselves as individuals.

My Project

My students want to see themselves in the books they read. They are curious about the world around them, and I encourage them to learn as much as possible about everything they can. The diverse books I have requested will provide my students with access to a classroom library where they can learn about places beyond our classroom, and make connections with strong characters. I want my students to see beyond a single story, and open their eyes and minds to new worlds and characters.

"The single story creates stereotype and the problem with stereotype is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete, they make one story become the only story."

– Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ms. Williams
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Super Manny Stands Up! • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Love • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Come With Me • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
The Darkest Dark • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
A Bike Like Sergio's (A Junior Library Guild Selection) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Am Famous • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
One Word from Sophia • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Little Night/Nochecita • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goal! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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