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Mrs. Hyche from Selma AL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers Make Great Leaders!

Help me give my students books that have characters that look like them!

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Readers make GREAT Leaders! My students love the library, they love to come to get the latest new book. The students at my school do not have books at home and are in great need of the resources that the library provides. The students love when we have monthly reading grade level challenges to read the most books.

Especially my 2nd-grade classes, every other day they are coming to the library asking for new books.

They are rocking their reading challenges each month. One class of 16 students, read 88 books in one week. I do not want the students to lose this excitement, but we need new books. The books that are in the library are currently being examined and most of the copyright dates are from the 1990s-2000s. As the librarian, it is my job to find ways to put updated material in the hands of my students and that is my plan with "Readers make GREAT Leaders!

My Project

We need these books to create better readers for today and better-prepared leaders of tomorrow. The collection in the school library is outdated and the students need updated materials to reach their educational goals. I will use these books to connect library lessons to classroom lessons.

I want to provide books that students can relate to because the main characters look or act like they do.

The school collection is lacking in a wide selection of culturally diverse books and we need the books for the student to make text to self connections. These materials would give the students access to updated materials to engage and inspire new learning of cultures.

Mrs. Hyche
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $17.74 1 $17.74
Big Hair, Don't Care • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Lola at the Library (Lola Reads) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Big Monty and the Lunatic Lunch Lady (Big Monty Series) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
A Boy Like You • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Sulwe • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
Mary Had a Little Glam • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
The Three Little Tamales • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wrecking Ball (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 14) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
When God Made You • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-up • Amazon Business $6.06 1 $6.06

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