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

Great Readers, Great Artists!

My students need new books to learn about design principles and artists.

  • $554 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright, curious, and creative. Many are language learners, and live below the poverty line. My students love funny books, art projects, and investigating the natural world. They have endless questions about space, dinosaurs, and Picasso.

Many of my students are struggling with learning and physical disabilities.

They are trying very hard to become scholars, even as their academic levels range from K to 5th grade. My students are resilient, but living in poverty presents many extra challenges.

They need and deserve the best.

My Project

We are a public school of the arts. Students learn about basic elements in art: line, texture, shape, value, form, and color. Students then apply this knowledge to every subject area. My students need books to help reinforce these concepts, while being inspired by famous artists from the past and present.

It's important for children to be represented in their literature.

Many of these books are about women artists which may help young girls see themselves as artists. I am trying to broaden the scope of artists we have represented in our library so that all students are represented, regardless of ethnic background.

Ms. Spusta
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 450 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Only One You • Amazon Business $9.39 2 $18.78
Klimt and His Cat • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity! • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Sonia Delaunay: A Life of Color • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills • Amazon Business $15.72 1 $15.72
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Art • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
My First Book of Patterns • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Dorothea Lange: The Photographer Who Found the Faces of the Depression • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Line • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Uncle Andy's Cats • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The First Drawing • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
My Museum • Amazon Business $12.21 1 $12.21
Miró's Magic Animals • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Coppernickel Goes Mondrian (Artist Tribute) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Press Here • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Not a Stick • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Perfect Square • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
A Line Can Be . . . • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17

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