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Ms. Hankey from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Heroes from the Past, Present and Future

Help me give my students access to a variety of great books engaging in African-American history, such as, Maya Angelou (Little People, BIG DREAMS). Allow them to take the time out and learn their history.

  • $369 goal

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My Students

Welcome to our class! We are the Tenacious Thundercats at a public charter school which educates urban youth of all learning abilities. In our class we aim to empower students in a supportive, social and educational environment. We hope to address and reduce the barriers to academic success. At the end of the school year the Tenacious Thundercats will be resourceful, resilient, and independent students who have the necessary skills to obtain their full potential and the ability to build a better future.

My Project

These materials will be used during the month of February to help my students take a walk through the past and present. Through the eyes of African Americans that have contributed to the culture of the United States, students will complete biographies, and create an artistic scene using our classroom bulletin and the classroom walls. They will create a collage of information and pictures allowing visitors to literally take a walk through history, to our present and taking a peek into the future.

Black History is a time of celebrating and thanking those African-Americans for giving hope or a life lesson that could be used for our future leaders.

See the future through their eyes.

Ms. Hankey
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters 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 29 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $18.74 1 $18.74
Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Lionel Messi - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country (A Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Harriet Tubman (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Rosa Parks (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be? • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Gymnastics Superstar Simone Biles (Bumba Books ® ― Sports Superstars) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Maya Angelou (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gabby Douglas (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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