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Ms. James from Merritt Island FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open a Book to Impact the World

My students need books. They need to taste and see diverse, real world situations in a safe environment.

  • $295 goal

This project expired on January 6, 2019.

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My Students

I am blessed to work with an energetic and diverse class family. We work hard to grow and learn together. When I first started teaching, I wanted kids to succeed but didn't always connect with my students. In recent years I have learned the importance of building solid relationships with my students and increasing my ability to relate my instruction to my students and current events.

Bringing more diverse literature to my classroom will lead my students to be compassionate leaders today and in our future!

My Project

My classroom is a diverse, unique situation. We have multiple first languages but learn and work together. My students need the opportunity to read about people that are similar and they need the challenge to learn about and accept diverse people of other cultures as well. But, books (especially picture books) can be expensive. These books display a variety of people from multiple places and learning experiences. My students need access to this literature.

This book project will help me do so much more than simply teach my standards!

The students will learn to work in community together based on the conversations that will bloom from reading these books. I long to impact our students not just for one school year, but to the people they will interact with long after they leave my classroom. This project will help our class be successful in building life long learners and leaders.

Ms. James
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hey, Wall: A Story of Art and Community • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Cece Loves Science • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
Come With Me • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Heroes for My Son • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Be Big!: Beatrice's First Day of First Grade • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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