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Ms. Fisher from Las Cruces NM is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Want My Students to Feel Represented in Our Room

Help me give my students representation in the classroom with Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics, Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, and Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao.

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My Students

I have a full class of 23 students. My students learn in multitudes of ways. I have students who are extremely high and need to be challenged, and I have students who are struggling.

Our students come from low-income households and each have the opportunity to receive free lunch.

Many of my students live lives of two homes due to seperated families, but when we are in the classroom we are one big, supportive family!

At this point in our school year, my lower students have begun finding excitement through learning. They are excited and even ask to read to me, and they are enthusiastic when it comes to participating in Math Talks!

My Project

These books will help my students feel represented in their own classroom. I recently read an article that claimed students of African American, Asian Pacific Islander, Latinx, and American Indian descent are represented less than Animals in books. I have a wide range of cultures in my classroom and feel that each student is not currently represented in the literature we have.

I would love to provide quality literature that represents all students.

I want students to understand they belong in our classroom, and to do so I need more quality literature that represents them, their cultures, and where they come from.

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

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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
National Geographic Kids Encyclopedia of American Indian History and Culture: Stories, Timelines, Maps, and More • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $16.18 1 $16.18
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Soldier for Equality: Josxe9 de la Luz Sxe1enz and the Great War • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Familyx92s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Thurgood • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Who Did It First? 50 Politicians, Activists, and Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the World • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Gift of Ramadan • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Who Did It First? 50 Scientists, Artists, and Mathematicians Who Revolutionized the World • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Julixe1n Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Grace Goes to Washington (Grace Series (2)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
La Llorona / The Weeping Woman (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Laptop Stickers Hydro Flasks Decals 50 Pack for iPad MacBook Phone Skateboard Water Bottles Car Teens Stickers • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Cute Vsco Stickers [57PCS]- Positive Lovely Trendy Aesthetic Vinyl Sticker for Laptops Hydro Flasks Water Bottle Hydroflasks Phone Case Skateboard, Good Vibes Sloth Stickers for Kids, Teens Visco Girs • Amazon Business $5.85 1 $5.85
Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Press Here • Amazon Business $5.73 1 $5.73
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless After Sun Gel Lotion With Hydrating Aloe And Gel Ribbons, 6 Ounce • Amazon Business $3.89 1 $3.89

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