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Mr. Malcolm from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mr. Malcolm's Black Children's Library Project

Help me give my students a library full of 50 books that demonstrate multicultural representation and promote a diverse love of reading.

  • $819 goal

This project expired on December 6, 2019.

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My Students

I teach 7-8 year old children in Southeast, Washington D.C. My students are eager to learn, excited to experience thoughtful education, and seek to explore how they can grow academically, emotionally, socially, and physically. Being in 2nd grade, they're learning how to read independently and can't wait to develop their comprehension and fluency skills.

A huge part of sparking their interest in reading is being able to see themselves reflecting in the text they engage with.

I want my students to see themselves in every page they read. Using texts that focus on stories of Black and Brown people will allow our classroom to thrive academically and socially.

My Project

These books will be used to plan and implement our instruction throughout the year. By using interactive read-alouds, close reading, guided reading, and exploration projects, students will engage in self-reflection and grow their literacy skills.

For example the book Pink Is For Boys by Robb Pearlman will be used to examine our identities and provide students the opportunity to explore sides of themselves they feel like they have to hide.

The library in our classroom will be used as a resource for students, parents, and teachers to use to promote multicultural representation, expression, and self-confidence inside the classroom and at home.

Mr. Malcolm
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peeny Butter Fudge • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
You Can Do It! • Amazon Business $18.92 1 $18.92
What If... • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
Ruth and the Green Book • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.62 1 $14.62
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Ron's Big Mission • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Mr. Shipman's Kindergarten Chronicles: The First Day of School: Banicia's Book Cover • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $13.07 1 $13.07
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.92 1 $12.92
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
CHAMP: Building Character In The City • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Little Cloud and Lady Wind • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
I AM... Positive Affirmations for Brown Boys • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hip Hop Aesop: The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Alternative Aesop) • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
One Love (Music Books for Children, African American Baby Books, Bob Marley Book for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Boundless Grace (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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