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Mrs. Shows from Port Hueneme CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

In Diversity There is Beauty and Strength

My students need diverse novels that can expose them to and teach them about the wonderful differences in our world.

  • $496 goal

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My Students

My students love reading. They are all so diverse: some quiet, some outspoken, some serious, and some silly. Some learn easily while some take time and still others need extra help to come to an understanding of the material. Some are kind and others are still learning to be better teammates—aren't we all? Some don't think they are good mathematicians or writers or readers or scientists but are starting to believe that mistakes are proof you are trying and that it's ok if it’s hard. The best things are.

My kids are awesome.

They come to school each day with optimism and joy. They make me laugh and make my day each and every day.

My Project

I believe students benefit from reading fiction that celebrates the diversity of culture and exposes them to the challenges that life can present. I’ve asked for chapter books that spotlight diverse characters. From kids who have African, Hispanic, Asian or European ancestry to kids with ADHD and autism.

I believe that kids will easily accept differences if they are exposed to them in a positive way.

We are a neighborhood school with one predominant culture. As my kids will be in 3rd grade and working on their reading stamina, these chapter books will provide great practice as well as high interest. I would like to expose my students to fictional characters that honor their culture but also that familiarizes them with characters of other cultures as well as life challenges.

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Mrs. Shows
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
The Critter Club Collection: A Purrfect Four-Book Boxed Set: Amy and the Missing Puppy; All About Ellie; Liz Learns a Lesson; Marion Takes a Break • Amazon Business $16.54 1 $16.54
Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia (Moonbeam book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Life in Pictures (Bea Garcia) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mae and June and the Wonder Wheel • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Year of the Fortune Cookie (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
The Curse of Einstein's Pencil (Bea Garcia) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Daisy Dreamer and the World of Make-Believe • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Daisy Dreamer and the Totally True Imaginary Friend • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
The Year of the Baby (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sparkle Fairies and the Imaginaries (Daisy Dreamer) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
The Year of the Book (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $5.26 1 $5.26
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One • Amazon Business $5.15 1 $5.15
Lola Levine: Drama Queen • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
The Best Bat (Little Rhino #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
My New Team (Little Rhino #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Freddie Ramos Springs Into Action (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Nikki and Deja: Election Madness (Nikki & Deja) • Amazon Business $4.87 1 $4.87
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Ellray Jakes Walks the Plank (EllRay Jakes, Book 3) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Ready, Freddy! #3: Homework Hassles • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
The Year of the Three Sisters (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Meltdown Madness: A Branches Book (Looniverse #2) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $4.54 1 $4.54
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $4.41 1 $4.41
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Stranger Things: A Branches Book (Looniverse #1) • Amazon Business $4.32 1 $4.32
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Pedro Goes Buggy • Amazon Business $4.24 1 $4.24
Dugout Hero (Little Rhino #3) • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
The King of Show-And-Tell (Ready, Freddy! #2) • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Haunted Howl (Key Hunters #3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Dinosaur Disaster: A Branches Book (Looniverse #3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Pedro, First-Grade Hero • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
The Spy's Secret (Key Hunters) • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68
The Mysterious Moonstone (Key Hunters) • Amazon Business $3.57 1 $3.57
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy) • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes and the Beanstalk • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

Materials cost

$353.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.33

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$420.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.28

Total project goal

$495.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.19

1 Donor

-$495.19

Donations toward project cost

-$420.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.28

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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