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Ms. Brown from Jacksonville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Ourselves Through Literature

Help me give my students books to increase and improve reading interest and motivation.

  • $195 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a rambunctious group of learners with varying disabilities. Despite their disabilities, my students work hard to stay on track and achieve their goals right alongside their general education peers. They love to learn and explore. They learn best when their different learning styles are included in the lesson.

Students in my class come from varying backgrounds and include ELLs, students with physical disabilities, students with developmental disabilities, and students with specific learning disabilities.

What they all have in common is that they all attend a Title I school where 70% of the school population is on free or reduced lunch. Most of them come from families who struggle economically and are unable to provide their basic school needs, let alone the items that they need to help them focus and stay on track with their non-disabled peers.

All of my students are near and dear to my heart. They give everyone that they meet an opportunity to learn about their world and the way that they see it. These students are deserving of so much more than the public education system provides for them.

My Project

I teach a very diverse group of students with varying disabilities. These students rarely, if ever, see themselves reflected in the books that they find in the school and public libraries. Without representation, students are less likely to be motivated to pick up and complete a book. When students struggle with reading, this multiplied exponentially.

Seeing themselves in the books that they read will help motivate my struggling readers to read more!

The books in this project will help my students make text to self and text to world connections that are meaningful. Many of them struggle with self-esteem because of their learning disabilities. Seeing positive examples of people who look like them or have struggled and overcome similar circumstances will help them to set higher expectations for themselves.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Poetry for Young People: African American Poetry • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country (A Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Anger Management Workbook for Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Help Children Stay Calm and Make Better Choices When They Feel Mad • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Social Skills Activities for Kids: 50 Fun Exercises for Making Friends, Talking and Listening, and Understanding Social Rules • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Thriving with ADHD Workbook for Kids: 60 Fun Activities to Help Children Self-Regulate, Focus, and Succeed • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$133.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.01

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$165.72

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$29.24

Total project goal

$194.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$194.96

1 Donor

-$194.96

Donations toward project cost

-$165.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$29.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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