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Mrs. Outlaw from Kinston NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Exploring Diversity through Reading

Help me give my students a chance to explore diversity among their classmates through their love of reading.

  • $373 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a media coordinator at a Title I (low income) school. My students love to read and are eager to learn. Most of my students are from low income housing and numerous students have been displaced over the last few years due to hurricanes and flooding.

Lack of reading materials in my student's homes increases the need for more reading materials in the school library.

My students frequent the library several times a day seeking reading materials. Funding this project will support my students' love for reading.

My Project

Although the majority of my students are Caucasian, approximately 40% come from different ethnicities. Students do not always understand and are frequently asking about their classmates different customs and traditions. My students want to understand the differences.

My students' love for reading will help them explore different cultures with books that feature differences in their lives.

My students will gain knowledge of how we are all different but the same.

At this time, our school library is lacking in books with different cultural backgrounds. Funding of this project will supply our library with materials to aid in teaching multicultural differences.

Mrs. Outlaw
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tree of Cranes • Amazon Business $47.73 1 $47.73
The Favorite Daughter • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $17.74 1 $17.74
In Plain Sight: A Game • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Come On, Rain! • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Bee-bim Bop! • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Kitchen Dance • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
Do Like Kyla (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tar Beach (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Lola at the Library (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $7.08 1 $7.08

Materials cost

$258.42

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$20.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$316.45

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.84

Total project goal

$372.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$372.29

1 Donor

-$158.22

Donations toward project cost

-$158.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$186.15

Match offer toward project cost

-$158.23

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.92

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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