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Ms. Vaughn from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fiction is My Addiction!

Help me give my students culturally relevant books to help build their self-esteem.

  • $353 goal

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My Students

The little engineers in my classroom are very excited and exercise their curiosity to the fullest extent. They strive hard to be successful and practice being critical thinkers daily. Our school's main focus is STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ​and Math), so my ultimate goal is to ensure that my students receive an enriched education that leads them to be the best independent learners possible. They have shown that they love working on hands-on projects, especially in science and math this year.

My Project

Why do I have the feeling that reading books are becoming extinct? My students are in need of updated books that they can read that is also culturally relevant. The books we currently have are so old and outdated that my students hardly ever find them exciting. The goal of this project is for me to be able to teach a social and emotional reading lesson on self-image. My students will use these books to find relating information that will help build their self-esteem. My students will also use these books to help build their phonic skills and learn their high frequency words. Young independent readers definitely have a better chance to be successful in the future.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 3 $29.97
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Brown Boy Joy • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Kitchen Dance • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Just Like Me • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Grandma's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Big Bed • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Mary Had a Little Glam (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Emi's Curly Coily, Cotton Candy Hair • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Lola at the Library (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
When God Made You • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tight • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard)) • Amazon Business $4.69 1 $4.69
Full, Full, Full of Love • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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