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Ms. Morgan from El Lago TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Diverse Picture Books

My students need picture books about equality, inclusivity, activism, and social justice.

  • $608 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is in a humble, middle-class neighborhood in Texas. Although our school did not flood, many of our students were affected by the hurricane in August 2017 and are still struggling to recover. Whatever my kids are going through at home, I want our classroom to be a place where students feel comfortable and safe. While not all students have to deal with the stress of recovering from a hurricane, students around the whole country are dealing with another cause of fear, uncertainty, and stress: our nation's current socio-political climate.

My goal is to educate my students about their world while making each of them feel accepted, represented, understood, and (most importantly) loved.

The best way for me to achieve that goal is to expand my classroom library with more inclusive picture books.

My Project

A read-aloud can spark such powerful conversations in a classroom. The titles that I have selected are intended to spark conversations about diversity, inclusion, rights, social justice, and current events. Introducing sensitive subjects through picture books can help students feel more comfortable about talking openly with their peers. Young children need help navigating through things happening in their world, and picture books are a perfect way to help them!

Students will feel empowered when they see books that reflect themselves, their families, and their backgrounds.

I want my students to know that I see them and that they are respected in our classroom.

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
The Breaking News • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
I Have the Right to Be a Child • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Franny's Father is a Feminist • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Every Human Has Rights: A Photographic Declaration for Kids • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Two White Rabbits • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Beautiful • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Lovely • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Come With Me • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What Does Peace Feel Like? • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
It Takes a Village: Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.33 1 $10.33
Islandborn • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Little Heroes: Courageous People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
My Two Blankets • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
DC SUPER HEROES: MY FIRST BOOK OF GIRL POWER • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
My Feminist ABC • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Shades of People • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer • Amazon Business $5.54 1 $5.54

Materials cost

$479.17

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.12

Total project goal

$607.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.48

2 Donors

-$261.18

Donations toward project cost

-$258.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

match offer

-$303.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$258.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.56

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$42.56

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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