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  • 13 donors
  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Velazquez
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Powerful Readers Today, Powerful Leaders Tomorrow

Help me give my students an inclusive and diverse library that will teach them to embrace and accept themselves and others.

My Students

Due to COVID-19, we abruptly closed down our campus, but that never stopped our learning. On March 13th, my students were sent home with a Chromebook, a couple of books, and a crash course of Google Classroom. My resilient students adjusted to their distance learning and consistently met all their online learning program goals and attended class daily through Zoom.

Even through this unprecedented time, my students have shown how powerful and committed they are to learning.

These students LOVE to read, love to be read to, and love to share about all the amazing things they've learned through books.

My Project

Please help me create an inclusive and diverse library for my students! I have chosen books that shed light on different cultures and walks of life as well as books that help them understand themselves and their emotions. These books will be used to create lesson plans where they will be able to learn about themselves, their cultures, and empathize with other communities. These books will be used during our distance learning and will be available in their classroom library when we are able to come together in our classroom.

Your donation will help these resilient readers transform into powerful, empathetic leaders.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
RR850X Multicultural Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $109.00 1 $109.00
RE437 Feelings Emotions Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning Materials $89.50 1 $89.50
When the Beat Was Born • AKJ Education $17.09 1 $17.09
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Three Lucys • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Biblioburro • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Undefeated • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Laughing Tomatoes (Jitomates Risuenos And Other Spring Poems (Y Otros Poemas De Primavera) • AKJ Education $8.96 1 $8.96
The Pot That Juan Built • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Cora Cooks Pancit • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Fiesta Dress • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Let the Circle Be Unbroken • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Chato's Kitchen • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Our Children Can Soar • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Uptown • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Crossing Bok Chitto A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
La Mariposa • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Earrings! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Raven • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Under The Quilt Of Night • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Happy Like Soccer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Corn Is Maize • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Skirt • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Full, Full, Full of Love • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freckle Juice • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19
A Girl Named Misty • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
The Best Friend Bandit • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

Materials cost

$512.56

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$46.90

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$603.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$106.44

Total project goal

$709.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$709.59

12 Donors

-$353.03

Donations toward project cost

-$303.08

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.95

match offer

-$353.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$300.07

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$52.95

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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13 donors13 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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