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Ms. Cole from Racine WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me! Books That Reflect Students' Lives

Help me give my students culturally relevant books that are a reflection of themselves.

  • $197 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are bright, energetic, and eager scholars who are ready to learn. My students are from an urban setting in Wisconsin. Over 90% of the students at my school come from economically disadvantaged households as determined by the state. For many, poverty has a profound impact on their lives but it should not hold them back from success. Their success in school is very important to me. Through DonorsChoose.org, the scholars that I work will have what they need to be successful.

My Project

My students need books that reflect who they are and the lives they live. Not only is it important that the classroom library has books in which the characters are culturally diverse but the themes/ideas need to be culturally authentic as well.

The classroom library needs to contain books that highlight authentic cultural experiences and real life situations that my students and their families are going through.

My students need to see themselves in books, not just in a generic way, but in a deeper and more meaningful way. When students are able to connect with the text it helps them become better readers.

Ms. Cole
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 2 $26.74
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
From North to South / Del Norte al Sur • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Ellington Was Not a Street • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
We Sang You Home • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
My Heart Fills with Happiness • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Visiting Day • Amazon Business $7.93 1 $7.93
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.24 1 $6.24

Materials cost

$134.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.02

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$166.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.46

Total project goal

$196.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$196.40

2 Donors

-$99.00

Donations toward project cost

-$84.15

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.85

Matching donations from our partners

-$97.40

Match offers toward project cost

-$82.79

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.61

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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