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Ms. A. from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make Reading Meaningful & Diverse for Children!

My students need access to a variety of book genres in order to expand their interests and knowledge to levels which maximize growth in reading.

  • $611 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are diverse, eager, and excited third graders ready to dive into an exciting year of learning and growth! Many of them are minorities and bring wonderful contributions to the classroom environment.

Reading is a joy for my students, through which they can embrace their diversity by connecting with characters in a variety of books including: culturally competent novels, comics, fantasy, fiction, sports, and history.

The third graders in my class are loving, caring, and active members of the classroom. They are eager to start project-based learning this year with the third grade team!

My Project

My students love to share their reading with friends, teachers, and family as they discover new ideas or just find something worth laughing about! In order to expand this interest they must not run out of books to read in the classroom or at school, since many of them lack access to books at home.

Students need access to books that perk their interest and represent their cultures to drive their learning and love of reading.

Currently, my classroom has limited books that are not all on grade-level and are not representative of my students' diverse backgrounds. My students are always thankful for what they have available to them, but would certainly benefit from more current and rigorous texts that will help them embrace their differences and value the cultures of others.

Ms. A.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Grade 3 Classic Grade Level Library (52 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $234.52 1 $234.52
When the Beat Was Born DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Wonder • AKJ Education $10.69 1 $10.69
The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Our Children Can Soar A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Long Pitch Home • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Too Many Tamales • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Sylvia & Aki • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Land of Forgotten Girls • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Riding Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$481.59

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$518.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.55

Total project goal

$610.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$610.36

11 Donors

-$560.36

Donations toward project cost

-$476.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.04

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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