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Ms. Meaghan from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Find Yourself in a Book

Help me give my students a new set of books about diverse characters.

  • $447 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an elementary school based in San Francisco, CA. Much like the city we live in, our class of 48 is full of a diverse student population. We have learners coming from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

This group of students was the founding kindergarten class of our school and has taken on a strong leadership role in the school as a result.

As a growing school, I am excited for these students to continue to explore their own identity and their own leadership in our school and our city.

My Project

We are hoping to diversify our classroom library to include characters and settings of all different races, ethnicities, cultures, and backgrounds. These books will be used to allow students to read about new characters as well as engage in discussions about race.

I want to ensure that all of our students see themselves in books in our library and that students are able to read about characters who are different than them and have different experiences.

Our class has recently realized that the majority of our books have white protagonists and want to find books with a diverse set of characters.

Ms. Meaghan
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Amor (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Betty Before X • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
I Got This: To Gold and Beyond • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Planet Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Elijah of Buxton (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Ghost (1) (Track) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Rooting for Rafael Rosales • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Love, Amalia • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.67 1 $6.67
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Eagle Song (Puffin Chapters) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $2.21 1 $2.21

Materials cost

$315.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.87

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$379.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$66.91

Total project goal

$446.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$446.06

1 Donor

-$446.06

Donations toward project cost

-$379.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.91

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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