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Mrs. Peacock from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Like Us! Reading Books with Relatable Characters.

Help me give my students books with characters that they can relate to.

  • $274 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school serves students in grades K-6. We strive for excellence in the areas of social/emotional growth, the arts, physical education, and academic excellence. We strive to meet students where they are and assist each student to become the very best that they can be!

Our class is made up of 21 amazing students, many of whom come from bilingual households and all qualify to receive free lunch.

It’s imperative that students have an opportunity to see themselves in the characters that they read in both fiction and nonfiction text. By engaging in text with relatable characters and characters that share similar life experiences, our class will become even more enthusiastic about reading!

My Project

Connecting to characters and characters’ experiences is not only an engaging part of reading, but the characters’ experiences can provide lessons in growing up, facing adversity, as well as learning to work with and get along with others. When students see themselves in characters, the experience is even more powerful! By providing many books that highlight characters of varied cultural and economic backgrounds, students can “see” themselves in the text. Engaging with characters that are similar to ourselves provides a way in which to learn valuable life lessons, face adverse situations, and work with others. When students can see themselves in the text they are reading, they have a context from which to read as well as higher engagement in the story itself.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $16.03 1 $16.03
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lu (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Day of the Dead / El Dia De Los Muertos: A Bilingual Celebration (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star • Amazon Business $5.50 1 $5.50

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