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Mrs. Sharp
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 8 donors
  • $0 still needed

I Love Good Books and I Can Not Lie

Help me give my students great books so they can see themselves and the beauty around us in the world we live in.

My Students

Our school is in Happy Valley, and just like the rest of the area, it is full of different kinds of people. My 2nd graders come from many backgrounds, and they bring a rich variety of experiences into our classroom. Truly, they learn so much from each other—about history, about culture, about geography, and about empathy and respect.

Every day my students prove that diversity is a strength and that by working together we can accomplish so much more than we can on our own!

My Project

As a teacher, I recently learned about “windows and mirrors.” It was such an a-ha moment for me! The idea is that students learn the most when they read a mix of “window” books that let them see into experiences that are different from their own, and “mirror” books, that reflect their own experience and help them study it more closely. Learning about this made me take a good, hard look at my classroom library and I realized that for some students the library was filled mostly with windows while for others it was pretty much all mirrors.

I want to supplement my library with high-quality books that will enable every student to experience both windows and mirrors.

I believe that this will help students develop essential comprehension skills such as envisioning and perspective-taking, and it will make sure that all students feel represented in the books they read in school. Please help me improve the quality of my classroom library by adding books that feature under-represented perspectives! There are lots super curious 2nd graders who will thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
Brave • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Benji, the Bad Day, and Me • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
The Amazing Erik • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
A Chair for My Mother • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
And Tango Makes Three • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Most People • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
When the Cousins Came • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Lila and the Crow • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Kindness Starts With You • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Say Something • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
If Nathan Were Here • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Beautiful • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Grandma and Me at the Flea / Los Meros Meros Remateros (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
Angus All Aglow • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Babu's Song • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Violet the Pilot • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Ugly Vegetables • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
The Magic Beads • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19

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This project will reach 30 students.

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