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Mrs. Lewis from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inclusion and Celebration via Diversity Books

Help me give my students books that celebrate diversity and that will serve as both windows and mirrors to their own life experiences.

  • $190 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a true neighborhood school dedicated to the growth and development of Sunset Park’s children. Many of the students were born outside of the U.S. or have parents that were. More than a third of the population is classified as English Language Learners. Our nurturing culture gives kids a friendly home in their new country while practicing some of the most progressive, child-centered teaching in Brooklyn.

This class of young English Language Learners are very hardworking and eager to learn.

Second grade plays a big part in helping them become independent learners.

My Project

Our world has become increasingly diverse in all aspects and it is important for students to see books that reflect their experiences.

These books will be read aloud to students, beginning with the first day of school, to help establish a sense of inclusive community within the classroom.

The books will be read weekly as a part of character education.

By reading about experiences that differ from those of their own, my young learners will develop a health curiosity that will hopefully enable open discussions and develop empathy.

Those that see their own experiences represented in these books will gain self esteem.

These books will help my students grow as readers, individuals, and citizens of our society.

Mrs. Lewis
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Name Is Yoon (Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, 2004) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Maddi's Fridge • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $13.02 1 $13.02
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

Materials cost

$129.27

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$161.21

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.45

Total project goal

$189.66

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$189.66

1 Donor

-$189.66

Donations toward project cost

-$161.21

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.45

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$0.00

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