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Mr. Fox from Belmont CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Bring More LGBT Characters to Our Classroom!

My students need exciting new books with a variety of LGBT characters!

  • $413 goal

This project expired on October 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My fourth graders are ravenous readers who try to spend at least an hour each day independently reading books at home and in school. They need more books for their social issues reading unit in order to feed their insatiable literary appetites!

These kids are motivated, hard-working, and eager students who really love to read.

Many of them are English language learners who come from low-income families. They take school very seriously and love to impress adults with how smart and talented they are!

My Project

Reading literature has proven to increase people’s ability to empathize with others and to be more socially aware. A driving force in our reading unit on social issues is the power of reading to transform how we see others and to show us new ways to be kind, to connect, and to stand up for what’s right. I am so happy that my first LGBT books project was recently funded and I'd like to request a few more so that I can lend them to other teachers and classrooms at my school!

These books with LGBT characters will offer my students the opportunity to study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $17.25 2 $34.50
And Tango Makes Three • Amazon Business $14.36 2 $28.72
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $12.87 2 $25.74
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.33 2 $20.66
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Duke Who Outlawed Jelly Beans and Other Stories • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen • Amazon Business $8.63 2 $17.26
Who Are You?: The Kid's Guide to Gender Identity • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
A Clear Spring (Girls First!) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
A Name on the Quilt : A Story of Remembrance • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Heather Has Two Mommies • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sally Ride: Life on a Mission (A Real-Life Story) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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