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Ms. L. from Titusville NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books for Our Future Leaders

My students need books that they can see themselves in or better understand others.

  • $181 goal

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My Students

I teach Reading, Writing, and Social Studies to two groups of 5th- grade students. Within this amazing group of kids is a lot of diverse identities and backgrounds. My students love to read, and we have explored the concept of "Windows" and "Mirrors' in literature. In other words, students should have the opportunity to both see themselves in the books they read (mirrors) and use them as a window into worlds they might not otherwise be exposed to.

It is my goal to explore diversity in the books that we share together and create an inclusive environment for all students.

That includes race, gender, orientation, socioeconomic status, and ability. It is with literature that our future generations will develop empathy for other people.

My Project

These books will be used to cultivate a love of reading in our class. Contrary to what people might expect, fifth graders still LOVE to be read to. There is nothing better than developing a community that loves to read as much as I do! This project will help us get started.

These books will be shared in our classroom and will be used spark meaningful conversations among my 5th graders.

It is my belief that our students have so much more to say than we might think, and they need to be given the opportunity to have conversations about these big ideas in our world today.

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92

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