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Mrs. Knott from Burnsville MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading

My students need culturally responsive books in their library to connect to and create a love for learning.

  • $476 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Magnet School that focuses on wondering, exploring, creating, and leading through science. We are working to be lifelong learners!

Our amazing class students from many different cultures.

We are all so unique and different! We have 5 different languages spoken. We love to celebrate our differences and work as a community! We currently have a 30% white, 28% black/African American, 19% Hispanic/Latino, and the rest of our students are two or more races, Native American, or Asian. Our school is serving 25% of the population of English Language Learners, 15% special education, and 53% of our students receive free or reduced price lunch.

My Project

Our students read to make connections, make sense of the world around them, and to grow. I will use these books in my mini-lessons to help engage my students. With our thriving diversity, it's crucial that students have a sense of belonging. For some kids, it's as easy as finding a book with a character who has similar experiences as them.

We are requesting culturally responsive books that will help my students develop their love for reading.

When students can see themselves in a story, they are able to apply lessons to their own life. These books will help inspire students to work through their hardships and work towards being the best that they can be.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chirchir Is Singing • Amazon Business $28.74 1 $28.74
El Barrio • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Why Am I Me? • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Walk with Me • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Coming to America: The Story of Immigration • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Calling the Water Drum • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Train Your Dragon To Accept NO: Teach Your Dragon To Accept ‘No’ For An Answer. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids About Disagreement, Emotions and Anger Management (My Dragon Books) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Where's Rodney? • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
I Won't Give Up (Persistence Project) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
I Can't Believe You Said That!: My Story about Using My Social Filter...or Not! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
A is for Activist • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Jing's Family (All Kinds of Families) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pecan Pie Baby • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Duck for Turkey Day • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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