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Mrs. Brown from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Readers, Thinkers, and Leaders. Oh My!

My students need multicultural books that celebrate diversity, teach a growth mindset, and inspire a love of reading!

  • $909 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach first grade in a Title I elementary school and my class is filled with bright, kind, and energetic learners. Many of my students are the children of immigrants and some are immigrants themselves. My students are special because of the diverse cultures, languages, and backgrounds they bring with them into the classroom.

I'm impressed every day by my students' growth mindsets and the grit they show when facing problems in and out of the classroom.

Their curiosity is contagious! My students love to talk, sing, build, and play while exploring and learning new ideas. Most importantly they love to read!

My Project

Dr. Seuss said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” This idea that books can transport and transform you from where you are to where you’d like to be is why it’s so important for children to have access to quality literature at a young age. I want to inspire each of my students to truly love learning and reading. First grade is such a crucial time because students are learning to read so they can read to learn for the rest of their lives.

My goal is to purchase vibrant and inclusive fiction and nonfiction books for my classroom that will encourage my students to think and inspire them to act.

The books I’ve chosen celebrate the beautiful and diverse colors and cultures that make up our classroom, city, country, and world. These inclusive books teach tolerance and compassion with characters that look, feel, and act like my students. They tell stories of proud and persistent females that stand tall in the face of adversity. Stories are told of strong, intelligent boys and men that face injustice and use words to change their world for the better. My students will get to read books about children with disabilities to help them better understand their differences and teach how to value them. With your help, we can purchase books that will change the lives of the students that read them. Thank you for being a part of our classroom!

Mrs. Brown
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $15.32 1 $15.32
Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
My Three Best Friends and Me, Zulay • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
How to Catch a Star • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match/Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
I Have a Dream (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.20 1 $13.20
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Be Kind • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Skin Again • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Susan Laughs • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Hot Hot Roti for Dada-Ji • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Grace for President • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Off We Go to Mexico • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Freedom in Congo Square (Charlotte Zolotow Award) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Apple Pie Fourth of July • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
black is brown is tan • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
My Two Grannies • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
How My Parents Learned to Eat (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Rashad's Ramadan and Eid Al-Fitr (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
I Live in Tokyo • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56

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