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Mrs. Santiago
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Media Students Have a Dream for Black History Month Texts

Help me give my students a new, updated set of Black History texts.

My Students

The position of media specialist allows me the opportunity to share my love of reading with students from grades kindergarten up to fifth every week. After teaching reading as a classroom teacher for the past 19 years, this is my first year in this position. My students share my enthusiasm for reading and eagerly participate in research projects and literacy activities.

February is Black History Month, and our students need updated and engaging texts to help them learn about this topic.

Our student population is very diverse, with a range of cultures represented. We would love to be able to update our selections so students can deepen their understanding of each others' cultures.

While we do have access to online resources, research has shown the importance of children interacting with text to help solidify their reading skills and hold their interest. Thank you!

My Project

These new, updated Black History texts will make a significant impact on my students learning. Reading texts about such influential leaders as Michele Obama, Coretta Scott King and Jesse Owens help bring the theme of Black History to life.

Students will be using these texts for a variety of learning objectives, depending on the grade level.

Kindergarten through grade 2 will be working with texts to identify non-fiction text features, while grades 3-5 will be able to add more depth to their research projects with these fresh, updated titles.

Students respond to the enthusiasm of new texts, and adding these new titles to our Media Center will ensure they can be used and enjoyed for many years. Help us freshen up our existing resources with a contribution to this project. Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas • Amazon Business $14.78 2 $29.56
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.57 2 $29.14
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 2 $29.14
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.86 2 $27.72
Thurgood Marshall (Great African-Americans) • Amazon Business $13.17 2 $26.34
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
Howard Thurman's Great Hope • Amazon Business $10.44 2 $20.88
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
National Geographic Readers: African-American History Makers (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $17.90 1 $17.90
Mumbet's Declaration of Independence (Carolrhoda Picture Books) • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Who Was Booker T. Washington? (Who Was...?) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...? (Quality Paper)) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was The Underground Railroad? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was The March On Washington? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Coretta Scott • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
National Geographic Readers: Barack Obama (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Who Was Jesse Owens? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Mr. Crum's Potato Predicament • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32

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