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Mrs. Shaw from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Girl Power!

Help me give my students books that showcase the talents and achievements of strong, independent women and girls.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at my school are an energetic and hardworking group of children. They enjoy coming to school, but school funding cuts over the years have impacted what schools can provide to individual classrooms.

I teach second grade in an urban neighborhood where all the students at school are eligible for free breakfast and free lunch.

Some students live below the poverty line and their families struggle to provide them with basic necessities needed to be successful in school. Despite these obstacles, our school has hard-working students, as well as teachers and staff, who strive to make our school a welcoming and inviting place. In addition, our school is one of the top-performing schools in the city.

My Project

This project is for specific books that showcase women and girls who have made valuable contributions to society. The contributions are in varied fields, such as science, technology, politics, athletics, medicine, education, and the civil rights movement. It is critical for young children, both girls and boys, to see positive representations of women and girls in many different ways.

The books I am requesting would give students a much more diverse selection to choose from.

The books highlight women and girls of different backgrounds, different times, and different places. But they all have some similarities. They are fearless, independent, ambitious, and persistent individuals. These are the books that need to be in my students' hands. We do a great deal of reading in the classroom. Students read on a daily basis, either to themselves or with a partner. My students, especially my girls, would love to have books about such incredible role models.

Mrs. Shaw
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all 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
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World (100 in History) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$197.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$230.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.68

Total project goal

$271.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.20

1 Donor

-$261.95

Donations toward project cost

-$230.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$31.43

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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