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Mrs. Bermudez from Homestead FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Yourself While Losing Yourself in a Book!

My students need books that reflect the diversity that is present in our classroom and our community!

  • $324 goal

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My Students

You might say I'm biased, but my students are the best third graders ever! That's because all my students (future and past) are my best and deserve the best. The students in my class represent diverse communities and socioeconomic status'. They are at an age where curiosity and play still rule. They represent multiple countries and languages and they each play an important role in our class. Each student is unique and important and brings rich life experiences and ideas to our classroom community.

My Project

My goal with this project is to build a classroom library that represents and celebrates the diverse backgrounds and cultures of my students as well as our surrounding community. I want my students to be able to see themselves in the books they read. I also want them to have choices in their reading that are not simply limited in their point of view. I want my library to represent cultures and people from across the globe as well as out own community. I want my students to feel free to share what their life is like and to learn what life is like for people who are different than them.

With these picture books I will create a classroom library and an environment that is inclusive of all students.

These books will be shared with and by students and will help to jumpstart conversations about tolerance and acceptance of those who are different than ourselves. The lessons and messages found in these books are such that will transcend our classroom community and extend into our world at large.

My students and our community thanks you in advance for your generous donation.

Mrs. Bermudez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Calling the Water Drum • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Full Moon Is Rising • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Rickshaw Girl • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.70 1 $5.70
My Best Friend • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69

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