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

Learning About Ourselves and Others!

Help me give my students culturally relevant titles that reflect the diverse population in our classroom. As an educator, it is important to me, to give my students the opportunity to see themselves in books.

  • $813 goal

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My Students

In our classroom, there is a section of bulletin board that is dedicated to celebrating our classroom family, Team Roessler! Our classroom family is comprised of students from different cultures from across an urban setting. We are fortunate to be together in a culturally rich environment, where curiosity, taking chances and tolerance of other cultures are highly promoted.

My Project

Your donation will assist in filling the gaps in our classroom library and ensure that my students have regular access to culturally relevant titles.

My students need opportunities to read and enjoy books that can teach them about others, while seeing themselves represented.

Not only will students benefit from being immersed in their own culture, as well as others, they will reap the benefits of reading. They will be building their schema (background knowledge), increasing academic vocabulary and honing in on comprehension skills. My students will also have an increased opportunity to make text to text, text to self and text to world connections.

Mrs. Roessler
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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ECR4Kids Birch Hardwood Single-Sided Bookcase Display Stand for Kids, 5 Shelves, Natural Birch Hardwood Kids’ Bookshelf, Bookshelf for Kids, GREENGUARD [GOLD] Certified Book Display • Amazon Business $115.40 1 $115.40
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $18.49 1 $18.49
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
I Promise • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Beyoncé: Shine Your Light • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
We All Belong: A Children's Book About Diversity, Race and Empathy • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Home of the Brave: An American History Book for Kids: 15 Immigrants Who Shaped U.S. History • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
What will I be?: There are no limits on the greatness we can achieve! A positive & powerful picture book showing Black boys planning for their futures. • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids • 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
Before She Was Harriet • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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