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Ms. Eckley from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Knowledge Is Power

My students need a more diverse library, with books that cover a range of information and topics.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are composed of a group of children from diverse families and backgrounds. I am excited to see where this year will take us and to watch the growth that each child will accomplish. I want to make sure that each child is equipped and ready to be as successful as they can be throughout their 5th-grade year and beyond.

Teaching at a Title I school in Oakland, presents its own level of blessings and challenges.

One blessing that makes such a difference in a student's life is the sense of community and importance that they have at school. I hope that to help students thrive and build on these feelings throughout the year. Some of the challenges that my students face is that lack of access to resources and opportunities that they have based on economic strains. Over 80% of our student population receives free or reduced lunch.

My Project

Picture books are not just for second graders or younger. My students have loved read aloud time and using picture books for research. These books cover a range of topics and people that my students are interested in and would enjoy reading about.

A variety of resources spark curiosity and presents information to students in an interesting and engaging way.

I look forward to seeing my students reading these books and sparking new questions and interests for them. Our library needs some updated books and this project will get us new books to help my students grow as readers and learners.

Ms. Eckley
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bedtime Inspirational Stories: 50 Amazing Black People Who Changed the World (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
The Alcatraz Escape (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Rebound • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Great Wall of China (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Civil War (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Statue of Liberty (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.16 1 $5.16
Ancient Egypt (Blast Back!) • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09

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