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Ms. Roberts from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

My Scholars Need to See Themselves in Stories!

Help me give my students a collection of quality books that promote diversity.

  • $506 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

On March 13th, we were told by our governor to close down. When it came to distance learning our teachers worked really hard, but not all districts are created equal. Our students lack of technology and internet access caused them to fall behind others in the state.

My Project

We are hoping to get our preschool students into the classroom in the fall. If Covid-19 numbers continue to climb, we will begin remote learning in the fall. Regardless of where we are learning this year, books are an essential component to our preschool program.

After a careful examination of my library collection, I recognized that my books needed more diversity.

It is important for my students to have access to books that show them as lead characters.

By adding these quality books to my current collection, students in our demographic will be represented.

Ms. Roberts
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 18 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Just Want to Say Good Night • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
I Know Who I Am: The ABCs of Positive Self-Affirmations for Children • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bedtime Bonnet • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Sulwe • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
I Used to Be Famous • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Don't Touch My Hair! • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
One Family • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Kindness Makes Us Strong • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dad, Who Will I Be? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
I Need You to Know: The ABC's of Black Girl Magic • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Cool Cuts • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $8.83 1 $8.83
Mary Had a Little Glam (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Riley Knows He Can • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
My Family, Your Family (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Alike and Different) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shades of People • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Every Little Thing: Based on the song 'Three Little Birds' by Bob Marley (Preschool Music Books, Children Song Books, Reggae for Kids) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Marvelous Me: Inside and Out (All about Me) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Twelve Dancing Princesses • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.29 1 $4.29
Please, Baby, Please (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $3.51 1 $3.51

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