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Ms. P. from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Readers to Social Justice Leaders

Help me give my students high quality children's literature that will teach them about social justice and resiliency. The books in this collection contain diverse and engaging characters from beloved authors like Ezra Jack Keats and Angela Johnson.

  • $1,108 goal

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My Students

My classroom consists of 30 second grade students who come to school each day ready to learn and persevere. Our school is located in a diverse low income neighborhood in Portland, Oregon. Many of my students are refugees from war torn countries or have been displaced due to gentrification. In spite of these challenges, they arrive at school everyday ready to learn. I am truly inspired by their resilience, perseverance and love for learning.

This group of second graders have a huge desire to learn and are highly motivated despite some of the obstacles they have had to face.

This is truly an amazing group of young learners who work hard to achieve their goals.

My Project

This project is a collection of engaging books that teach students about social justice as well as titles that are just plain fun for students to read. These books will be used in our class library and will be cherished by my 2nd graders as they improve their reading skills while reading about resilient characters who represent their cultural backgrounds, families, and interests.

This collection contains many titles that are Coretta Scott King award winners.

This award is given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

Other books in this collection are from beloved authors such and fun and engaging series. Students will love reading following the adventures of Pete the Cat and Katie Woo. These books will give our library a much needed update that will create a lifelong love of reading. Each student deserves the chance to enjoy reading high quality children's literature.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Katie Woo (14 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $63.82 2 $127.64
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 1 $127.08
Pigeon (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.31 1 $61.31
Ezra Jack Keats (7 Books) • AKJ Education $40.35 1 $40.35
Pedro • AKJ Education $38.57 1 $38.57
Katie Kazoo (9 Books) • AKJ Education $33.60 1 $33.60
Arthur Chapter Books (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $21.66 1 $21.66
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras • AKJ Education $17.06 1 $17.06
The Leaving Morning • AKJ Education $15.25 1 $15.25
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Violet's Music • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Max Found Two Sticks • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Cece Loves Science • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malcolm Little The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada Twist, Scientist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Most Magnificent Thing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
First Day in Grapes • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Visiting Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Elephants Know • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Say Hello! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
When I Am Old With You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Just Like Josh Gibson • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Do Like Kyla • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
La Mariposa • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Joshua by the Sea • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Rich • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Almost Zero • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Joshua's Night Whispers • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Rain Feet • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ramadan • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Too Cool for School • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Full, Full, Full of Love • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Family Adventure • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61
Pete the Cat: A Pet for Pete • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$897.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$941.22

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$166.10

Total project goal

$1,107.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,107.32

5 Donors

-$650.06

Donations toward project cost

-$564.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.16

match offer

-$442.73

Match offer toward project cost

-$376.32

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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