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Mrs. Young from Buffalo NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Turn the Page!

My students need a library that includes books that are diverse. They need characters that look like them!

  • $402 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are scholars. Full of energy and ready to learn. They understand that hard work pays off and work really hard to please not only me but they want to please themselves.

They are a team in my classroom and understand that we work together for a common be successful in all that we do.

Cooperative learning is critical and my principal was very impressed at how much progress and teamwork is displayed in our classroom. We are ready to take learning to another level!

My Project

What can build the morals and thinking of a student? When they can read a book about a character that looks like them. My goal is to create experiences in my students' lives that are meaningful. Reading a book can expand the imagination of a student.

Expanding a student's imagination can create critical thinkers as well.

What do you think that character thinking? How does he/she feel about that situation? What would you do if it were you?

Reading books require motivation. Tar Beach and I Love My Hair focuses on the imagination of the characters. This facilitates conversations among classmates and makes reading more exciting.

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

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Getting Away with Murder The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • AKJ Education $19.79 1 $19.79
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
A Story, A Story: An African Tale (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Trombone Shorty • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The People Could Fly: American Black Folktales • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
All American Boys • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Nobody Gonna Turn Me 'Round Stories and Songs of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Stella by Starlight • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
You Don't Even Know Me Stories and Poems About Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ninth Ward • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Storm Boy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Abiyoyo Based on a South African Lullaby and Folk Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Dancing Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Boys Without Names • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Last Summer with Maizon • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
What Was the March on Washington? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

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