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Ms. Harris from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Interrupting Racism and Embracing Diversity Through Children's Literature

Help me give my students a classroom library of high-quality books that allow all students to feel empowered, confident and valued.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

Kind, strong, curious, resilient...these are all words I would use to describe my incoming students this year. I have watched them grow in our small school with the help of my amazing colleagues. Older students are "buddies" to younger students and because of this I have the opportunity to see students' growth even before "officially" being apart of my classroom. They all are readers, writers, engineers, historians, scientists and mathematicians. They arrive at school each day with a smile and handing out high-fives to all other students, ready to start the day.

I truly believe these are the children who are going to change our world.

I find myself inspired by these students who I am lucky enough to call "mine" this year. Starting the school year through a "comprehensive distance learning" model will be challenging for these students but I know they will embrace the challenge with a smile.

My Project

The materials for this project will be used to teach content that supports social emotional learning with stories that embrace diversity and inclusion.

Many books selected support the broader "#ISeeMe effort" which is supported by research that shows students benefit when they see themselves in their learning materials.

These stories encourage a growth mindset and inspire students to face hard challenges. Many stories and characters represent Black, Asian and Spanish heritage which is important for many students developing their identity.

These books will be used for whole-class read alouds, small group book studies and independent practice. The books will provide content and examples for great classroom discussions and projects whether we are in the classroom or online. Currently, many of our "classroom libraries" have been inherited and would greatly benefit from new high-quality literature.

Ms. Harris
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
#ISeeMe Diversity & Inclusion Grades 3-5 (8 Books) • AKJ Education $91.69 1 $91.69
Growth Mindset (7 Books) • AKJ Education $86.69 1 $86.69
Growth Mindset - Exemplary Biographies (6 Books) • AKJ Education $47.50 1 $47.50
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
The Only Road • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Boy Called Bat • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
New Kid • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Temple Grandin • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Now One Foot, Now the Other • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Absolute Value of Mike • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Count Your Way Through Japan • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Turtle of Oman • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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