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Ms. Lund from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging, Welcoming, Inspiring Read Aloud Books

Help me give my students engaging, inspiring read aloud books that help all feel welcome and represented in my classroom.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My group of third graders is a loving, empathetic, hard-working bunch! They are a diverse group with many talents and gifts. They are also extremely diverse learners.

These third graders are developing their joy of reading, and I've noticed early on in the year that they LOVE read aloud.

They are interested in other people's stories, both fiction and nonfiction. I love to watch their faces as they listen to the books and enjoy the fantastic illustrations of the news stories we read each day.

My Project

We kick off each year in my third-grade​ class learning about the beauty and diversity of all our families. My students learn that no family is exactly alike, but we can find commonalities with anyone. It's important for my students to feel valued, welcomed, and recognized, which is why I try to have a rich library full of diverse family books.

With these engaging new books, my students will be able to see themselves represented, as well as many other diverse, unique families.

Learning and exploring about others helps build relationships and empathy among peers and teachers alike.

I continue throughout the year exploring empathy, creativity, individuality, and growth mindset. These books will help my students explore the idea that they are capable, amazing, diverse learners that each bring unique perspectives and gifts to our classroom.

Ms. Lund
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Family • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 2 $20.90
Wings • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Just Kidding • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
The Great Big Book of Families • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different: True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World without Killing Dragons • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
School's First Day of School • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Love To Mama: A Tribute To Mothers (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Home at Last • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Looking Like Me • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Guts • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.53 1 $6.53

Materials cost

$334.99

Vendor shipping charges

$9.11

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.90

Total project goal

$446.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.02

3 Donors

-$396.02

Donations toward project cost

-$336.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$59.40

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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