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Mrs. Perrault from Brockton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me in My Books!

Help me give my students new diverse books that show a variety of perspectives and experiences.

  • $582 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a large, urban community that welcomes families from all over the globe. They bring a special blend of linguistic diversity, background knowledge, prior experiences and culture to our school. We are a Title I school in a low-income community. I have thirty-five Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) students in my classroom. Free breakfast and free lunch are available to every child in our building each day.

My students are creative, clever and very enthusiastic about learning.

The majority of my students read below grade level. They would benefit from a variety of classroom resources to help increase their success in school. My students need to have technology experiences that help foster 21st century critical thinkers. I want all of my students to be able to have the use of technology in our classroom on a daily basis.

My Project

We all know how important it is for children to feel represented in their classrooms, I want to provide my students with materials that show a variety of perspectives and experiences. I will be able to conduct active learning through read alouds during downtime. The reading materials in our classroom library will allow them to have a multicultural and diverse collection readily available.

These new books for our recently established library nook, will allow my students access to books that have characters that are diverse, just like they are.

Students will feel more embodied in our classroom, having these titles will help to create empathy and understanding among students of different backgrounds. All students will be able to read these books to further celebrate our diverse community.

Mrs. Perrault
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boxcar Children (25 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $130.76 1 $130.76
Stella Diaz Never Gives Up • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Gr • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Sticks • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.98 2 $13.96
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
My Camel Wants To Be a Unicorn: a children's book about empathy and a mopey camel • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
Claudette Colvin • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $9.12 1 $9.12
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Running Dream • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Squanto's Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Serafina's Promise • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Temple Grandin • AKJ Education $6.65 1 $6.65
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
A Long Pitch Home • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ivy & Bean (Book 1) (Bk. 1) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$457.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.28

Total project goal

$581.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$581.85

2 Donors

-$354.00

Donations toward project cost

-$300.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.10

Matching donations from our partners

-$227.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$193.67

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.18

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$0.00

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