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Mrs. del Razo from Lomita CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Like Me - Books About Inclusion & Acceptance

Help me give my students quality picture books that, not only reflect many of the academic and social-emotional challenges they face everyday, but books that promote inclusion, acceptance, and kindness.

  • $399 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have 20 of the most vibrant, intelligent, and compassionate young students, who work hard everyday to overcome their struggles in school. I watch as they strive to achieve their academic goals, learn to be kind and caring friends, and contribute to the school community. They may be labeled as "disabled", but they are anything but!

Despite their academic, physical, and, at times, emotional struggles, my students work extremely hard to be their very best selves.

They turn their learning and life challenges into a "strength" rather than a "disability". They are true superheroes to me.

My Project

A literacy-rich classroom should always have a well-stocked library of high quality books, both fiction and non-fiction, that reflect the cultural diversity of the students, staff, and community-at-large. As a teacher, I make every effort to build this type of library in my classroom.

As a special education teacher, however, I have to be extra diligent in ensuring that the different learning and physical abilities, as well as the social and emotional challenges, of my students are, also, reflected in my library.

With the books that I have included in this project, I plan on achieving this goal. I intend on placing these books in my class library, so that the students can always have access to them. It would be amazing to see my students just pick out a book and be able to say, "hey, this character is just like me". But it's equally important that the students see that these books are placed with all the other books in the library, which are full of diversity and uniqueness, and not separated from them. I would, also, like to use these books as, both everyday read alouds, and as purposeful read alouds that address inclusion and acceptance, as well as the power of perseverance and positive thinking.

With your support, I can add a wide array of books to my library that include people and characters with different abilities, strengths, and challenges. An inclusive library is a small, but impactful step, in creating an inclusive classroom, where all students are valued for their uniqueness.

Mrs. del Razo
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Incredible Adventures of the Awesome and Amazing Margaux, Waggy Tail One: Yay Margaux! (Incredible Adventure of the Awesome and Amazin) • Amazon Business $23.63 1 $23.63
Raising a Hero • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance. • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
We'll Paint the Octopus Red • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Baxter Turns Down His Buzz: A Story for Little Kids About ADHD • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Roxy the Raccoon: A Story to Help Children Learn about Disability and Inclusion (Truth & Tails Children's Books) • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
Mrs. Gorski I Think I Have the Wiggle Fidgets (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.44 1 $12.44
Tiny T. Rex and the Impossible Hug (Dinosaur Books, Dinosaur Books for Kids, Dinosaur Picture Books, Read Aloud Family Books, Books for Young Children) • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Down on the Farm • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
Wilma Jean - The Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
My Friend Isabelle • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
The Alphabet War: A Story about Dyslexia • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

Materials cost

$275.22

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$25.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.74

Total project goal

$398.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$398.26

5 Donors

-$220.00

Donations toward project cost

-$194.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$169.44

Match offers toward project cost

-$144.02

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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Project Activity

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