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Ms. Charrette from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Libraries are for Everyone

Help me give my students a diverse and inclusive library that reflects their individuality and creates community.

  • $374 goal

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My Students

I am excited to begin my third year as a 4th grade math teacher at an urban school in Los Angeles' Leimert Park. My future students will bring with them a wide array of skills, backgrounds, and experiences. It is my goal to hone in on these differences and use them as resources in the classroom so that we can all learn and grow from each other.

My students have the right to access books that reflect their needs culturally, emotionally, and socially.

My Project

It is my goal this year to diversify my library by increasing the variety of genres, reading levels, and content of the books that live in my classroom. Specifically, I want to increase the CHOICES my most struggling readers have to nonfiction and culturally diverse texts. I also want to increase the number of books I have that reflect learning disabilities such as autism, dyslexia, and anxiety.

My students have the right to access books that reflect their unique differences, learning styles, and interests.

Students will be able to identify with characters that better represent their own backgrounds and experiences. Realistically, I cannot fill my library all on my own. This project is my first stride towards giving my students the inclusive library that they deserve. I am asking for thirteen books including Big Red Lollipop, Jackie Robinson, and Dancing Home. I am also requesting some flexible seating for our reading area.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Urban Shop Faux Fur Saucer Chair with Metal Frame, One Size, Mint • Amazon Business $61.12 1 $61.12
LC405GR - Flex-Space Comfy Floor Seat - Green • Lakeshore Learning Materials $54.99 1 $54.99
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Big Red Lollipop • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Picture Book Edition • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Brother Charlie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Ugly • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dancing Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The Real Slam Dunk • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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