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Mrs. Waters from Jacksonville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me: Books that Celebrate My Students

Help me give my students books that better reflect and represent them so they can see themselves in great literature, make real-life​ connections to these stories, and celebrate our diversity in our classroom every day.

  • $259 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a kindergarten teacher in Onslow County, my class is all inclusive – comprised of English Language Learners, students who receive Special Education services, and general education students. Our school has the highest rate of poverty in the district with seventy percent of our students receiving free or reduced lunch. Being a Title I school, our students come from difficult family situations - whether it’s because of socioeconomic issues or due to the stress of being a military child. School is oftentimes their refuge and safe haven. This school year, they have shown significant resilience after Hurricane Florence!

Despite personal obstacles, our students come to school curious to learn and hungry for knowledge.

We want to continue nurturing that curiosity and desire to learn despite the economic and emotional stressors at home.

My Project

My students are one-of-a-kind, unique and diverse children that represent various racial and ethnic cultures. Each day we read a story in class for our morning literacy block. While our classroom has many books, the collection needs to be desperately updated to truly represent my students and their families.

My students need books with characters and storylines that better represent their rich cultures.

Books are a critical element of learning to read, and books with characters that my students can relate to and will draw them in. Connecting with the text and processing the information presented will be more accessible and relevant with characters they can relate to.

The books I have listed below feature lead characters that are African American, Hispanic or Latino, have special needs and come from different family constructs. Authenticity is the hallmark of the books selected.

Mrs. Waters
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Colors of Us • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Drawn Together • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Brother Charlie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marta! Big & Small • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Snowy Day • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Got the Rhythm • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
In My Family/En Mi Familia • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
Abuela • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Please, Baby, Please • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Family, Your Family • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Marvelous Me Inside and Out • AKJ Education $5.32 1 $5.32
Lola Loves Stories • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$173.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.54

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$219.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.77

Total project goal

$258.44

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$258.44

2 Donors

-$124.80

Donations toward project cost

-$113.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.22

match offer

-$124.81

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.09

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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