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Ms. Martinez from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me: Diverse Books for All

Help me give my students a more diverse library with books that reflect who they are.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

My second graders attend an inner-city Title I school. At our school, all of the students receive free breakfast and lunch so they can focus on learning while they are in class. One-third of my students are English Language Learners which means that on top of learning the content for second grade they are also working hard to master English. My students are fun loving and eager to learn, and I am just as excited to teach them this year!

My Project

As I organized my classroom library, I realized something troubling. My chapter book selection was slim and the chapter books I did have did not represent my students. My students work hard to improve their reading throughout the year and they deserve challenging books full of characters they can relate to.

My students love to read and my classroom library needs to reflect the diversity of my class.

Books with characters from different cultures and backgrounds will not only engage my students, but will help build a class community that is understanding and accepting of differences. These books will help students make connections to characters in literature that might not have happened with other books. Your donations will allow my students to cozy up with books that are reflections of them during their independent reading time.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clubhouse Mysteries Super Sleuth Collection: The Buried Bones Mystery; Lost in the Tunnel of Time; Shadows of Caesar's Creek; The Space Mission ... Animal Show; Stars and Sparks on Stage • Amazon Business $24.57 1 $24.57
Gaither Sisters Trilogy Box Set: One Crazy Summer, P.S. Be Eleven, Gone Crazy in Alabama • Amazon Business $15.76 1 $15.76
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Missing Mouse (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
The Beach Trip (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Abuela's Birthday (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Halfway to Perfect: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Pedro's Big Break • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Every Day Is Exciting (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro the Great • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
On Top of the World (Pedro) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Tricky Tower • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78

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