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Mrs. Kim from Graham WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Little Minds Through Books

Help me give my students a classroom library with diverse range of books.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

Do you remember your excitement after finding a book that had characters who reminded you of yourself? Or reading a book and being excited for learning and discovering something new after you've finished reading? My current classroom library is filled with great books but it does not represent the rich variety of cultures my students bring in to the classroom. My books also does not represent the wide range of topics we cover and learn in my classroom.

My 3rd graders are bright, enthusiastic, and zealous readers.

Their face brightens up when they finish another book and are able to share it with those around them. Having a wide range of books that represent the students and teach them to be global citizens would diversify their depth of knowledge and empathy. Being able to see their learning in a book would also grow their curiosity and deepen their understanding of a topic.

My Project

The books purchased will allow students to read books that mirrors their own or their classmates' cultures. They will be able to expand their minds outside of our little town and learn to connect with those around the globe. It will allow them to grow empathy and confidence in their own selves.

The books I have chosen to add onto the current classroom library encompasses my students' cultural background as well as their academic learning.

Pictures that reflect their own academic learning such as fractions and multiplications will help grow their interest in math. It will solidify their knowledge and deepen their learning. These new additions will grow their excitement for reading even more!

Mrs. Kim
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 43 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $17.92 1 $17.92
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $16.42 1 $16.42
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Best Of Times • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Someone New • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Twinderella, A Fractioned Fairy Tale • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Dumpling Days (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
2 X 2 = Boo!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Clocks and More Clocks • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Fraction Action • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Story of Money • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) • Amazon Business $7.06 1 $7.06
Fractions = Trouble! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster Book of Dimensions • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Pizza Counting • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Betcha! Estimating (Mathstart, Level 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump! (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do! (Great Source Mathstart) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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