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Ms. Lopez from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy for an Anti-Racist Classroom

Help me give my students the resources to engage critically with texts that reflect society.

  • $666 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are powerful. My curious, fun, loving students are using their voices to speak on the inequities they witness as they strive for a more equitable community. They have been resourceful during remote learning and their brilliance beamed throughout. They enjoy inclusive books that reflect themselves and push their thinking. They are scientists, mathematicians, artists, and advocates.

My Project

Our students have engaged in asking critical questions about our communities and society at large. They have expressed powerful messages against police brutality, have asked their neighbors to wear masks appropriately to contain COVID-19 spread, and are concerned with food access.

We are looking for quality texts to both reflect and serve as windows to be inclusive of everyone who makes up our communities.

As we move up to first grade together and will continue to delve deeper in to critically analyzing the world, we plan to use these books as mentor texts to help support us as we express our arguments for equity. Through this, our learners will develop an understanding for telling a message, voice, using examples, and expressing their joy.

Ms. Lopez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $17.94 1 $17.94
Jabari Tries • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
I Am Rene, the Boy (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.78 1 $15.78
Speak Up • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
I Am One: A Book of Action (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Grandpa Grumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes, and Friendship • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
I Promise • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
They, She, He easy as ABC • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Neither • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Dot • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo: Bilingual Spanish-English Children's Book (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Ish (Creatrilogy) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
I Am Perfectly Designed • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
You, Me and Empathy: Teaching children about empathy, feelings, kindness, compassion, tolerance and recognising bullying behaviours • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
Antiracist Baby Board Book • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
And Tango Makes Three (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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