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Mrs. TRAVIS from Winter Park FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Helping Students to Stand Up!

Help me give my students rich texts that model inclusivity and antiracist ideals.

  • $474 goal

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My Students

I am writing this grant for my future classrooms. I usually have around 18 students each year. I teach at a suburban school. I teach at the same school I attended Elementary School because it's a magical place, with strong community ties and pretty heavy parental involvement.

I'm writing this grant because my suburban school also happens to be mostly white.

White parents don't often feel the need to talk to their children about race, because their race often doesn't impact their child's daily life. As their educator, I feel a responsibility to teach my students to be anti-racist and not just complicit.

I'm hoping to diversify my library, but quality literature is expensive. My hope is that my students will see their faces in my books and that my white students will see learn to see other faces as equal to their own.

My Project

My project is compiled of diverse literature in hopes of exposing my mostly white students to the world outside of their suburbia. I also hope to show my students of color that I see them, I care about them, and so does the world.

I hope that by exposing these students to the importance of standing up for injustices, we can raise our next generation to be antiracist rather than complicit.

Books are expensive, but they are one of the most valuable teaching tools we have. Having rich literature available not only for read alouds, but also for the students to look and read through and see their own faces is so much more empowering than me repeating how important they each are.

Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
All Because You Matter • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Quit Calling Me a Monster! • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Speak Up • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Quill Soup: A Stone Soup Story • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
You Matter • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Black Is a Rainbow Color • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Before She Was Harriet • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
All the Colors of the Earth (Mulberry Books) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
What We Wear: Dressing Up Around the World (Global Fund for Children Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Everybody Cooks Rice (Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.40 1 $6.40
Happy in Our Skin • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
ISLA English Edition with Spanish phrases (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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