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Mrs. Darrow from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See You, You See Me

Help me give my students books that represent all of us, regardless of our backgrounds, abilities, and skin color, so we can create positive attitudes towards those differences at an early age.

  • $249 goal

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My Students

I am a reading teacher for grades kindergarten-5th grade in a Title I school in Raleigh, NC. Many of my students speak a different language at home. They are a diverse group of students who have many differences. What they have in common is their desire to learn to read. Reading opens a whole new world for children. I want to give my students every opportunity to become lovers of reading, that will lead to a lifetime of learning.

My Project

It is important for my classroom library to include books that represent everyone. My students should be able to see themselves in the texts that surround them, so they feel seen and accepted.

I want to include books in my classroom library that represent people with different abilities, skin color, ethnic backgrounds, and family dynamics.

Exposing students to the differences and similarities in each other through literacy helps to foster a positive attitude towards our peers and can lead to quality conversations about diversity. When students hear diverse books being read to them and see diverse books in their classroom library, they will be encouraged to read them.

The titles I have chosen are highly engaging, which will encourage my students to read them independently and share them with others. They will help my students learn about others and develop a positive attitude towards the differences reflected in others.

Mrs. Darrow
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 36 students.

12 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Thousand Questions • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Everything Sad Is Untrue: (a true story) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Just Like Me • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Say Her Name (Poems to Empower) • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Before the Ever After • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Every Body Looking • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
A Place at the Table • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
President of the Whole Fifth Grade (President Series, 1) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98

Materials cost

$166.19

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.96

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.49

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.35

Total project goal

$248.99

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$248.99

11 Donors

-$247.05

Donations toward project cost

-$211.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.41

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.94

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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