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Mrs. Cowan from Anderson SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Like Me...Books

Help me give my students books of diversity with characters that represent their culture!

  • $392 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 45 energetic 5th graders reading and writing, as well as 15 others during an enrichment period. My students are very independent and each have their own unique style and with it their own interests.

My students are diverse and want to read books that show our diverse culture!

I want to show my students that there are many series of books that have characters just like them. Since many of my students do not have access to many books at home, a full, diverse library is extremely important!

My Project

I want to help my students make connections with books that represent their culture. Students are more successful in reading and stamina with reading when they can see themselves in the story. With these books with diverse characters, more of my students will be able to make those connections.

It can inspire my students to see how they could become authors or illustrators.

Students will also be able to learn about the authors and illustrators behind the stories.

Many of the stories are a part of a series and so students will be able to grow with and follow the characters through several events or stories.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Clubhouse Mysteries Super Sleuth Collection: The Buried Bones Mystery; Lost in the Tunnel of Time; Shadows of Caesar's Creek; The Space Mission ... Animal Show; Stars and Sparks on Stage • Amazon Business $24.57 1 $24.57
Lulu Boxed Set #1-6 • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Pizza Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Six • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Hooray for Anna Hibiscus • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Jump Shot (Barber Game Time Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles, Book Five • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ruby Lu, Brave and True • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Kickoff! (Barber Game Time Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Nikki and Deja: The Newsy News Newsletter: Nikki and Deja, Book Three (3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Case of the Purple Pool (Book 7) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Stinky Socks (Book 1) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Poisoned Pig (Book 2) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Haunted Haunted House (Book 3) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the July 4th Jinx (Milo and Jazz Mysteries) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Case of the Buried Bones (Book 12) (The Milo & Jazz Mysteries ®) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles, Book Four • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Flips For Attention (Ruby and the Booker Boys #4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Election Madness (Nikki & Deja) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble (Nikki & Deja) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Star of the Show • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT #5: Most Valuable (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
STAT #4: Schooled (STAT: Standing Tall and Talented) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dancing Queen #4 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Extra Innings (Barber Game Time Books) • Amazon Business $5.57 1 $5.57
STAT #3: Slam Dunk: Standing Tall and Talented • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86

Materials cost

$279.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$19.68

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$332.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.76

Total project goal

$391.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.72

5 Donors

-$358.18

Donations toward project cost

-$307.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.72

match offer

-$30.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$25.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$4.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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