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Ms. Gonzalez from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Free to Be Me! Books that Celebrate All Gender Identities

Help me give my students gender diverse books for every classroom in every grade.

  • $1,913 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students represent the diversity, vision, heart and soul of our vibrant, unique city. It is an TK-8th grade dual-immersion Oakland Public school committed to shaping bilingual, biliterate leaders of tomorrow. Our learners challenge themselves and each other academically and develop their sense of responsibility to transform their community and world.

The vision of our school is to partner with families and students to create an environment that enables students to be bilingual, creative, thoughtful, self-motivated learners.

And they are! In an age of increasing conflict our students are taught to be problem-solvers in a culture of mutual respect and multiculturalism.

My Project

These books will support all students in understanding that there are many ways to be a kid! Students need to see themselves and their friends in the spaces they inhabit. Providing a print rich environment that represents all kinds of kids will help create empathy and understanding.

We have a diverse community and books are one way to make our classrooms and library more inclusive spaces for everyone.

Your donation will ensure there are gender diverse books in every classroom in our school, including the library. Teachers will also be able to read these books to their students, further normalizing our beautifully diverse community.

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

This project will reach 500 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
They Call Me Mix/Me Llaman Maestre • Amazon Business $21.97 4 $87.88
They She He Me: Free to Be! • Amazon Business $20.95 4 $83.80
Rojo / Red: Historia de una cera de colores / A Crayon's Story (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.13 3 $72.39
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 6 $71.34
The Pants Project • Amazon Business $11.89 6 $71.34
Felix Yz • Amazon Business $11.89 6 $71.34
A House for Everyone: A Story to Help Children Learn about Gender Identity and Gender Expression • Amazon Business $11.52 6 $69.12
The Gender Wheel: A Story about Bodies and Gender for Every Body • Amazon Business $20.95 3 $62.85
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.83 4 $59.32
I Am Jazz • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $14.19 4 $56.76
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
The Other Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
Bunnybear • Amazon Business $14.99 3 $44.97
George (Spanish Edition): Simplemente se tu mismo • Amazon Business $10.95 4 $43.80
When Kayla Was Kyle • Amazon Business $10.95 4 $43.80
Ahora me llamo Luisa / Introducing Teddy. A Gentle Story about Gender and Friendship (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.39 2 $38.78
Lily and Dunkin • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
My Princess Boy • Amazon Business $17.09 2 $34.18
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $16.16 2 $32.32
Families • Amazon Business $14.73 2 $29.46
One of A Kind, Like Me / Único como yo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.55 2 $27.10
10,000 Dresses • Amazon Business $12.70 2 $25.40
Gracefully Grayson • Amazon Business $5.06 5 $25.30
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
El martillo de Thor (Magnus Chase y los dioses de Asgard 2): Spanish-lang edition Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: The Hammer of Thor ... and the Gods of Asgard) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.98 3 $23.94
Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Eleanor & Park • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82

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