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  • $558 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hawkins
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Ignite a Love of Reading with Diverse Books!

My students need diverse books that provide role models and stories that resonate with them!

My Students

Kofi Annan once said that "Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope..." My 4th grade students face challenges that no 9 year old should have to face. My school is a Title 1 Elementary School in Greenville, South Carolina. 100% of my students are on free or reduced lunch. Each one of my students has a story that involves overcoming the odds. My class is 60% Hispanic, 35% African American and 5% White. I have a culturally diverse class and therefore need a culturally diverse library.

My Project

A culturally diverse library is the vehicle necessary to exposing my students to knowledge they can use to fight their circumstances with the power of an education. My students deserve access to a world of books in our classroom library that will provide stories and role models with characters that they can relate to.

It is my belief that with the right tools, my students will do what it takes to beat the odds, defy the statistics, and embrace the world of education and all it has to offer.

It is my aim to use these books to plant seeds of hope and reassure my students that education is a key that unlocks the doors of opportunity and future success.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bad Kitty (7 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.61 1 $36.61
Cristiano Ronaldo: International Soccer Star International Soccer Star • AKJ Education $19.76 1 $19.76
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Words With Wings • AKJ Education $14.36 1 $14.36
Firebird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Gone Crazy in Alabama • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Booked • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Langston Hughes • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Messi (Spanish) Una biografia • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 5 The Ugly Truth • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 3 - The Last Straw • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Stars of World Soccer • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 4 - Dog Days • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.74 1 $9.74
Quest for Justice An Unofficial Minecraft-Fan Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Soccer Sabotage A Graphic Guide Adventure • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Side-by-Side Basketball Stars: Comparing Pro Ba • AKJ Education $7.16 1 $7.16
Minecraft: Essential Handbook (Updated Edition) An Official Mojang Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Miracle's Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Minecraft: Combat Handbook (Updated Edition) An Official Mojang Book • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Lionel Messi A Soccer Star Who Cares • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Forged By Fire • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stephen Curry • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Spotlight Striker • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Pressure • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Babymouse #4: Rock Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Keeper • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza renace) (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Bronx Masquerade • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #4: Captain Disaster Captain Disaster • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Heaven • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
El Dia Del Rey Dragon / Day of the Dragon King • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Dog Days The Carver Chronicles, Book One • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Delfines Al Amanecer / Dolphins at Daybreak • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Soccer Shootout • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Soccer Surprise • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34
Soccer Shake-up • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

Materials cost

$408.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$28.83

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$473.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.62

Total project goal

$557.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$557.49

3 Donors

-$507.49

Donations toward project cost

-$431.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.12

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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