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Mrs. Morris from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Black History Month Through Books

Help me give my students books to support their learning of Black History Month!

  • $265 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are constantly faced with challenges most people couldn't imagine. Despite the constant struggle, these students come to school every day, ready to learn. I am looking to keep their love of learning alive and bright.

The students are in 2nd grade and love to learn about everything.

Their curiosity is strong, and I aim to keep it that way. All students receive free lunch based on their living situations, and most students live in a single-parent​ household. I focus on the positives in their lives during the school day, especially since most students don't have much positive in their lives.

I cannot control what happens beyond the school day, but I know I can help keep their spirits alive and engage them in hands-on learning.

My Project

Younger kids absolutely love to have books read to them. Using picture books is a great way to introduce kids to new concepts or people.

I am asking for biography picture books for students to learn about famous Black Americans who changed our world.

Many of my students do not know about Black history. Using these books will allow me to introduce these great American figures in an age appropriate manner. These books give the main idea of how each person changed or influenced America in a positive manner. Using these books will also guide students in writing their first research report and how to use facts from a nonfiction source.

Mrs. Morris
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Knockout!: A Photobiography of Boxer Joe Louis (Photobiographies) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Familyx92s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Maya Angelou: (History Book for Kids, Biography Book for Children) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Brick by Brick: A Snippet of the Life of Booker T. Washington • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Fly High!: The Story of Bessie Coleman • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Picture Book of Thurgood Marshall (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Picture Book of Sojourner Truth (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
A Picture Book of Frederick Douglass (Picture Book Biography) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Garrett Morgan (Historically) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Oprah Winfrey? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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