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Ms. Cole from Racine WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted 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, 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

Equity Focus

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 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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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

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