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Ms. Ryan from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooray for Our History: Culturally Relevant Books for Little Activists!

My students need books that are relevant to their lives and American history including books on Black and Latino activists and heroes.

  • $486 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Do we have to leave?" Our students are funny, compassionate, and imaginative children that enjoy exploring new skills and developing their literacy skills. They attend an elementary school in the Kensington section of northern Philadelphia.

The room buzzes throughout the day as they laugh, sing, and share with their peers.

They are a thoughtful, loving, and hardworking bunch, excited to learn and grow. While they are motivated by their dreams and engaged by the opportunities presented to them, due to economic challenges within the community, school, and district, our resources are limited. As their teacher, I struggle to provide sufficient and enriching supplies that will support holistic learning. However, at our school, we are resourceful and do with what we have, but our students deserve and require more.

My Project

Our students are curious and are very much aware of social issues around them. They are invested in supporting their communities and can do so with more historical context from engaging and inviting texts. The books that I am requesting are both informational and narratives recounting pivotal aspects of American history and current events that are relevant to their lives.

These books will be a springboard for students to not only learn about history, but to inspire and inform their ability to actively participate in their community today and in their adult lives.

Having access to these books will allow my students to use the texts to write informational pieces, and craft projects based on the influential people that they will be researching.

Ms. Ryan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Kid's Guide to Latino History More Than 50 Activities • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
MALALA/IQBAL/Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
One Peace Stories of Young Activists • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
28 Days Moments in Black History that Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Frida • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Dreamt... A Book About Hope • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Through My Eyes: Ruby Bridges • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Viva Frida • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Tito Puente: Mambo King/ Rey Del Mambo • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Dolores Huerta A Hero to Migrant Workers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Side by Side / Lado a lado • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
For the Right to Learn Malala Yousafzai's Story • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Abuela's Weave • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roberto Clemente Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Let's Talk About Race • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was John F. Kennedy? Who Was...? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit-Ins • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was King Tut? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Scholastic Reader Level 3: A Girl Named Helen Keller • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Barack Obama: Out of Many, One • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$377.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$412.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.84

Total project goal

$485.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$485.60

11 Donors

-$485.60

Donations toward project cost

-$412.76

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.84

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$0.00

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