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Ms. Comose from Columbia SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture It: 2020, Students At Home Need Diverse Books

Help me give my students a diverse library that will take their curiosity and wondering to new levels!

  • $402 goal

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My Students

Our school is special. Floor-to-ceiling windows in every classroom, and a gathering space for all students to meet to celebrate their learning are just a few of the special features. What really makes Center for Inquiry special is, of course, the students. They are inquisitive, diverse, respectful, passionate, and creative. Books inspire them, and they especially love to create conversations surrounding literature.

Brilliance is an understatement when it comes to the students at CFI.

They absolutely love learning, and they are free to learn in their own learning style. They amaze me each day with their questions, how they talk to each other, and what they are able to contribute from their personal lives to their learning.

My Project

The materials I am requesting to fund this project will help students understand some of the many levels of diversity in our world. With everything happening in current events, it is essential that we grow our students to achieve a greater appreciation and understanding of the world around us. Books are the gateway into the world, and they help young learners see the ways in which other people live their lives.

I want my students to be able to use books as a mirror so that they can see themselves in stories; to use books as windows to be able to see someone else's life; and to use books as doors so they are able to step into the shoes of someone who has a life much different than theirs.

This list of diverse texts will be used to support students as they grow older and wiser. I want them to feel like they have traveled without having left their home or school. Books are a safe way for students to learn. Thank you for considering supporting our project!

Ms. Comose
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
White Bird: A Wonder Story • Amazon Business $18.29 1 $18.29
Your Name Is a Song • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Wildfire: A Novel • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
A Wish in the Dark • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
The One and Only Bob (One and Only Ivan) • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Refugee 87 • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
When Stars Are Scattered • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
I Can Make This Promise • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Nowhere Boy • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Lock and Key: The Initiation • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Remarkables • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Brotherhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The World Needs More Purple People • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Scouts • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If This Were a Story • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name of this Book Is Secret (The Secret Series, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Song for a Whale • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
Clayton Byrd Goes Underground • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

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