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Ms. Grey from Stickney IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing With Books

Help me give my students a variety of multicultural books for the classroom so they can learn more about their own culture and other's culture through reading books and class discussions.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school district, my students are faced with daily challenges in and outside of the classroom every day. Most have not been able to explore cultures outside of their own. It is my job to provide my students with the highest quality education and give them meaningful experiences and support. I want them to feel safe in my classroom and continue to love learning while experiencing and learning about others' cultures.

I want to be able to read my students books from a variety of cultures including their own, and have open discussions with them.

I want them to see themselves and others in the books they are reading in my classroom. The moment they walk in my door, I want them to feel as comfortable as possible. My focus is to get all my students to become positive, life long learners. I am hoping to inspire all of them.

My Project

My students are amazing and respectful. They are always willing to learn and help one another out. They love to read and learn new things and discuss what they are learning with each other.

These books will help my students learn about cultures from all over the world, and they will get to see themselves in some of the books they are reading.

I want to be able to start conversations with my students, and books are a great way to bring in difficult, but necessary, topics such as prejudice and race. Students will be able to ask questions and learn more through reading.

Ms. Grey
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 45 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Power Book: What is it, Who Has it and Why? • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Born Curious: 20 Girls Who Grew Up to Be Awesome Scientists • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice (The World Around Us (4)) • Amazon Business $15.08 1 $15.08
Enough! 20 Protesters Who Changed America • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Grace for President (Grace Series (1)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Friendship Lie • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.62 1 $9.62
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Be You! • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.33 1 $6.33
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! (Lola Levine (1)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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