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Ms. Carrera from Stickney IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Expand Our Library With Black History Books!

Help me give my students books that informs them of the amazing advocates we celebrate this month!

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school's culture is focused on incorporating our community as much as possible. As a teacher, I've seen how interconnected it is from parents being involved in the school to policemen and firemen walking around the school building. It is extremely special when policemen and firemen are familiar with students and have a unique bond with them. Not only is this beneficial for students to know community helpers in their community, but it also makes students self-aware of who's part of our community! Because of this, I strive to build a learning community in the classroom. A classroom that is student-centered and where students strive to become independent thinkers.

My Project

I'm a first year teacher who moved into a classroom that already had books for a classroom library. I was pretty happy that the teacher before me gifted me all these books! As I started organizing my library I noticed there was a lack of current, relative books that my students could connect to.

As we're currently in Black History Month, it upsets me that my students don't have a library that is informing them of the amazing leaders and advocates that we celebrate during this month.

Some of the books I've added range from current books like Sulwe to Whoosh! a book that informs reader of Loonie Johnson, the creator of the super soaker! Other titles include Lebron James, Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train, Who Was Jackie Robinson?, Escape North!, and Coretta Scott King.

I ask that you fund my project so my students can enjoy books that gives them a space where they can feel welcome and valued.

Ms. Carrera
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia • AKJ Education $18.21 1 $18.21
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Going Down Home with Daddy • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Soldier for Equality • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Nat Geo Wild Animal Atlas • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson True Recital of Marian Anderson, The • AKJ Education $13.29 1 $13.29
Dancing Hands • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Planting Stories • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sulwe • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Just Ask! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Undefeated • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bear Came Along • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Other Words for Home • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Juana Ines (Juana Ines) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
National Geographic Student World Atlas Fourth Edition • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Where Is the White House? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Lionel Messi • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Salt in His Shoes • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Morning Meals Around the World • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Little Rock Nine and the Fight for Equal Education • AKJ Education $5.95 1 $5.95
A Picture Book of Helen Keller • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Bessie Coleman • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Coretta Scott King • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Gabby Douglas • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Frida Kahlo (Revised Edition) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Stephen Curry • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Who Is Jane Goodall? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Frida (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Lebron James • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Baseball's Best • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Escape North! • AKJ Education $3.49 1 $3.49

Materials cost

$374.43

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.36

Total project goal

$482.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.41

1 Donor

-$205.02

Donations toward project cost

-$205.02

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$241.21

Match offer toward project cost

-$205.03

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.18

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$36.18

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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