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Mrs. Bell from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Girl Power- Part 2

Help me give my students books in which they can see themselves! Specifically, I am requesting books featuring girls and women of color.

  • $247 goal

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My Students

My students are a very diverse group of children with one thing in common: they all attend an urban, public Montessori school. Sixty percent of the students qualify for free lunch and eighty percent of the students are racial minorities.

We follow the teachings of Maria Montessori to meet the needs of the whole child - physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually through following and allowing the child to guide his or her learning.

I am fortunate to be in a school that sees music as an integral part of the child's development and encourages musical growth and expression.

My Project

I am diligently working on building a book library that reflects the students I teach, particularly the girls of color that are in my classroom. Representation is so important and I want the books in my classroom to reflect my diverse student body.

I am requesting books that feature girls of color doing both typical and extraordinary things.

They are doing everything from dancing ballet and starring on Broadway to every day activities like driving a car and drumming for fun.

We use these books to create music and perform for each other, other students, and our families and community. Thank you for supporting this project!

Mrs. Bell
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Pokko and the Drum • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Claudette’s Miraculous Motown Adventure • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
A is for Audra: Broadway's Leading Ladies from A to Z • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Go, Girls, Go! • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Nutcracker in Harlem • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Another • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Get Up, Stand Up: (Preschool Music Book, Multicultural Books for Kids, Diversity Books for Toddlers, Bob Marley Children's Books) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
I Look Up To...Misty Copeland • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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