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Mrs. Jones from Apex NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

EQUITY in our Little Outside LIBRARY!

Help me give my students books that TEACH DIVERSITY and allow them to see the world from different perspectives!

  • $1,134 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are excited to set up OUR SECOND outdoor library for our seven 5th grade classrooms and our future 5th graders. Our students love to read! They love new books and they love being able to supplement what they learn in class with nonfiction books!

My Project

We want to see our students' faces light up when they see themselves in a character. Every child deserves to have this connection with books.

We are trying to fill our NEW OUTDOOR Library with books that represent a variety of authors, races, cultures, and genres/subjects.

We also want to fill this library with nonfiction books that highlight different scientists/leaders/activists/athletes from different backgrounds, and we want to introduce our readers to new authors from a variety of backgrounds.

We want to have books that ALL of our students can see themselves in, books that are full of DIVERSE characters. Diversity in children's literature is important for children who identify with different communities because it helps children learn about themselves and feel like they have a valid place in the world.

Mrs. Jones
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 175 students.

31 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dragon Ball Complete Box Set: Vols. 1-16 with premium • Amazon Business $116.19 1 $116.19
TIME FOR KIDS® Nonfiction Readers STEM Grade 5, 10-Book Set • Amazon Business $89.52 1 $89.52
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $17.99 3 $53.97
Furinno 3-Tier Open Shelf Bookcase, White • Amazon Business $23.22 2 $46.44
Nancy Drew Books 21-30 The Nancy Drew Mysteries Collection Box Set • Amazon Business $43.44 1 $43.44
The Crossover Series 3 Books Collection Set by Kwame Alexander (The Crossover, Booked & Rebound) • Amazon Business $30.96 1 $30.96
Vababa White Plastic Storage Baskets/Storage Bins, Pack for 6 • Amazon Business $22.55 1 $22.55
50 Real Heroes for Boys: True Stories of Courage, Integrity, Kindness, Empathy, Compassion, and More! • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Christopher Paul Curtis 3-Book Boxed Set: The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963; Bud, Not Buddy; The Mighty Miss Malone • Amazon Business $19.49 1 $19.49
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $8.29 2 $16.58
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Brave Heroes and Bold Defenders: 50 True Stories of Daring Men of God • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
What Was the Harlem Renaissance? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
We March • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Crossover (graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Rainforest Ecosystem | Kids' Earth Science Book Grade 4 | Children's Environment Books • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Fantastic Body: What Makes You Tick & How You Get Sick • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Courageous World Changers: 50 True Stories of Daring Women of God • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
A is for Amelia - The ABCs of Courageous Women in History • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
We Are Water Protectors • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Everything Weather • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World (Stories That Shook Up the World) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Great Book of Black Heroes: 30 Fearless and Inspirational Black Men and Women that Changed History • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Let The Children March • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Amazing Body Machine: A Colorful Visual Guide to How Your Body Works • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Native Americans in History: A History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest (Scientists in the Field) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
MLK & LI: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Long Island • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Black Leaders in the Civil Rights Movement: A Black History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different 2: Even More True Tales of Amazing Boys Who Changed the World (The Dare to Be Different Series) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Bold Women in Science: 15 Women in History You Should Know (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Leaders and Thinkers in American History: A Childrens History Book: 15 Influential People You Should Know (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids (Biographies for Kids) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Human Body Anatomy Coloring Book: Anatomy and physiology illustration coloring book for kids and teens, Great christmas, thanksgiving, birthday gift ... structure & function smart human anatomy 2020 • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Water Cycle at Work (Water In Our World) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Explore My World Clouds • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00

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