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Ms. Sarah from Claremont CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See You and Me...

Help me give my students books that represent their diverse and unique abilities in our school library.

  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of students! Our class has students from 2nd-6th grade who all have unique abilities. All of my students have various levels of physical and health impairments, and many have complex communication needs. Their unique needs are supported in creative ways to help them learn, communicate, socialize, play, and grow as an individual. You will not find a more loving, confident, and fun group of kids! They are incredible! Each child brings their own personality, strengths, challenges, and voice to our learning community. Their voice is what matters most. My hope is that with each project, I can help them be heard.

My Project

Our school library needs updated books that help us teach ability awareness, inclusion, diversity, and acceptance. All of our students bring their own unique experiences and stories to our school community. Our school has a large number of students with diverse disabilities. We have students with physical impairments, learning disabilities, autism, those who are medically fragile, and many more.

A huge part of our school culture needs to focus on educating staff and students on ability awareness and inclusion.

Our school already does wonderful things to support this, but we are always looking to do better! Students being able to see themselves or a friend represented in a story can be powerful! Stories of diversity, overcoming challenges, and acceptance are so important in the education of our students.

Ms. Sarah
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hello Goodbye Dog • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Daniel's World: A Book about Children with Disabilities • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Ben's Adventures: Day at the Beach • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion (Truth & Tails Children's Books) • Amazon Business $12.96 1 $12.96
Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nelson Beats The Odds • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bat and the Waiting Game • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Where the Watermelons Grow • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
What's Inside You Is Inside Me, Too: My Chromosomes Make Me Unique • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wonder • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Moses Goes to a Concert • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
My Friend Isabelle • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Extraordinary • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gerry the One-Eared Cat: Don't let bullies get you down • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hello, Goodbye, I Love You: The Story of Aloha, A Guide Dog for the Blind (The Aloha set) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Rules (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Some Kids Use Wheelchairs: A 4D Book (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Some Kids Wear Leg Braces: A 4D Book (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
My Friend Has Down Syndrome (Let's Talk About It Series) • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
The Goldfish Boy • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Some Kids Wear Leg Braces: Revised Edition (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Some Kids Are Blind: Revised Edition (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Some Kids Use Wheelchairs: Revised Edition (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $6.14 1 $6.14
Don't Call Me Special: A First Look at Disability (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Some Kids Are Deaf: A 4D Book (Understanding Differences) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76

Materials cost

$341.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.22

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.92

Total project goal

$479.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.45

3 Donors

-$211.26

Donations toward project cost

-$207.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

match offer

-$235.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$200.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.87

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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