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Ms. Slife from Madison WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our School Needs Intersectional and Inclusive Texts!

Help me give my students diverse, inclusive, and bilingual texts that make them feel valued!

  • $1,009 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a diverse school filled with students who are curious, creative, and eager to learn. We value all of our students and their many identities.

For many of our students, the school is a safe place that provides a second home where they feel welcomed, valued, accepted, and loved.

Our school has a heavy focus on allyship and what it means to create a safe space where ALL students feel a sense of belonging. Our students strive to be allies to one another every day.

My Project

My students love to read. They yearn for great new books that represent their lives, histories, and cultures. The books currently on our shelves do not truly nor fully represent our student population.

Representation in books empowers and supports students’ academic success.

My goal is that students see themselves in the books they read. Our population is wonderfully diverse and thus our books should be as well. Diverse books give my students opportunity to read about lives different than theirs’ and grow in their empathy for others.

Your donation would impact our entire school, giving us fifty titles that will make students feel valued, accepted, and most importantly, empowered and visible.

Ms. Slife
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 450 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.89 2 $27.78
Stella Brings the Family • Amazon Business $13.36 2 $26.72
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $13.07 2 $26.14
Bunnybear • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Just Kidding • Amazon Business $12.79 2 $25.58
Harriet Gets Carried Away • Amazon Business $12.75 2 $25.50
10,000 Dresses • Amazon Business $12.69 2 $25.38
Rojo / Red: Historia de una cera de colores / A Crayon's Story (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.88 1 $24.88
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $12.42 2 $24.84
Con Tango son tres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Grace for President • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.49 2 $20.98
They, She, He easy as ABC • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Drum, Chavi, Drum! / ¡Toca, Chavi, Toca! (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Missing Daddy • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $8.02 2 $16.04
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
La Mariposa • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Wonder. Todos somos únicos / We're all Wonders (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Desmond and the Very Mean Word • Amazon Business $15.81 1 $15.81
Lina tiene dos mamás (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Worm Loves Worm • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Visiting Day • Amazon Business $7.57 2 $15.14
The Paper Bag Princess • Amazon Business $7.57 2 $15.14
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
When Aidan Became a Brother • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Heather Has Two Mommies • Amazon Business $6.96 2 $13.92
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
My Name is Bilal • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
One of A Kind, Like Me / Único como yo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
The Boy & the Bindi • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Prince & Knight • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Same Stuff as Stars • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Benjamin and the Word / Benjamin y la palabra (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El Cuento de Ferdinando (The Story of Ferdinand in Spanish) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Un caso grave de rayas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Un sillón para mi mamá (A Chair for My Mother) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Querido Señor Henshaw: Dear Mr. Henshaw (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63

Materials cost

$815.39

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.23

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$857.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.34

Total project goal

$1,008.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,008.96

4 Donors

-$983.96

Donations toward project cost

-$836.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.59

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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