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Mrs. Loomis from Elizabeth NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Library

My students need books with diverse characters that better reflect the children in my classroom.

  • $254 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Eighty-five percent of students in my K-8 school qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. I teach in an Inclusion Kindergarten classroom, meaning that there is a population of children within the room with documented learning or behavioral disabilities. There are 25 children in my classroom, 18 boys and 7 girls. Many of the children are first generation Americans, and English is not the primary language spoken at home; for many of the children, their main exposure to the English language comes in my classroom.

My Project

The funding of this project will allow me to incorporate books into the classroom that better reflect what the children in the classroom look like. The children in my class are from various areas of the world, they have different color skin, and they have different abilities. The books that I have asked for have characters that are African American, Asian, have disabilities, and come from different family structures just like the population of my class. Having characters that the children can relate to will help them be better able to make self to text connections and process the information presented in a more relevant manner.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Different Abilities Books (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $69.95 1 $69.95
Celebrate Diversity Book Set (Set of 8) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $62.95 1 $62.95
At Home With Diversity Book Set (Set of 7) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $49.95 1 $49.95

Materials cost

$182.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$215.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$38.05

Total project goal

$253.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$253.64

2 Donors

-$223.09

Donations toward project cost

-$215.59

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$30.55

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$0.00

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