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Ms. Cantú from Fort Worth TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Also Need Explanations!

Help me give my students a broader variety of books they can relate to!

  • $567 goal

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My Students

My students come from all different backgrounds. My school is a Title I school, therefore my students come from low socioeconomically income homes. Most of them, if not all, receive free lunch. I provide most of the school supplies they need and everything else i may need in the classroom to make their learning experience successful.

My goal this year is to have enough books to help them understand everything that is going on in the world right now.

We are facing tough times, and as young as my students are, I bet there's confusion in their little minds. I would like to gather a variety of books that will be utilized in the classroom for lessons, independent reading time, etc. to explain and deepen their understanding about the times we are living right now.

My Project

These books will be used to create meaningful lessons about the difficult and different times we are facing. Students may or may not quite understand why they are staying home, why they can't see their friends, their teachers, their family members. Some of the books I will use during the first weeks of distance learning, I will read the book to my students and together we will discuss it and how it relates to what we are living through right now. Other books will be in my classroom library, waiting for my students to be able to come back to school and be utilized during independent reading time.

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

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Be Kind • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Going Places • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
A Little SPOT Stays Home: A Story About Viruses And Safe Distancing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Covid-19 Helpers: A story for kids about the coronavirus and the people helping during the 2020 pandemic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Day the Lines Changed: An Inspiring Story about a Line, a Pandemic, and How Change Shapes us All • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
When Virona the Corona Came to Town • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Cool Bean • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
What Do You Do With a Problem? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Why Did the Whole World Stop?: Talking With Kids About COVID-19 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pay It Forward: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
The Story of Harriet Tubman: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $4.00 1 $4.00
What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Berlin Wall? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
What Was the Vietnam War? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.59 1 $3.59

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