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Ms. Rodgers from Falls Church VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Gunna Read

My students need access to books about diverse role models they can read about and look up to.

  • $321 goal

This project expired on June 9, 2018.

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My Students

My students are eager, curious, active, and outgoing. They love to learn, they come to school excited, and they are constantly growing. In addition to all of their amazing qualities, my students are also multilingual and many of them are immigrants from all over the world. There are over 6 languages spoken in my classroom and more than 50 languages spoken every day in our school!

I have students that come to my classroom knowing not a word of English, but they are held to the same standards of middle-class American students.

Despite poverty and language barriers, my students are constantly growing and learning. They are expected to face every obstacle thrown their way, but with only a limited number of resources.

My Project

Kids are always looking up to someone for a role model and example and I want to give my students the best role models I can through literature. This set of biographies will provide my students the opportunity to learn about strong women and men from all backgrounds. As we move into our biography and nonfiction unit, these books will arrive just in time to open so many doors that were previously closed to them.

I want my students to know that there are people from all over the world, from all language and cultural backgrounds, from poverty and wealthy families, and that no matter what, they achieved their dreams.

These books will give my students the opportunity to read and learn about people who succeeded no matter what barriers they had to overcome. Providing kid-friendly books about men and women from diverse backgrounds shows my students they can do anything they set their minds to!

Ms. Rodgers
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Messi: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Lionel Messi - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Neymar: The Children's Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Neymar Jr. - One of The Best Soccer Players in History. • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Ronaldo: The Children's Book. Fun, Inspirational and Motivational Life Story of Cristiano Ronaldo - One of The Best Soccer Players in History. • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Sports Biographies: Bryce Harper • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
The Fantastic Ferris Wheel: The Story of Inventor George Ferris • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Barbed Wire Baseball: How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of WWII • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Dream Big: Michael Jordan and the Pursuit of Excellence • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

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