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  • 3 donors
  • $454 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Meskill
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading for Change!

Help me give my students a library to be strong advocates of change.

My Students

This upcoming school year, I am taking on yet another new challenge. I will have the chance of once again teaching all subject areas to a 5th grade classroom. The wonderful students at my school make up the most wonderful 5th graders located in South Philadelphia. Our school is a very diverse school where 40% of our school population are English language learners, and there are 15 different languages spoken at our school. Our school has a strong community that works endlessly for the benefit of our terrific students. Everyone from the principal, staff, 500 students, and their parents work together each day.

My Project

Students are the voice of the future! Teaching them to become advocates of change is essential in helping students realize their potential to making a difference. Through books, students can build the foundation to unlocking this potential. Specifically filling our class bookshelves with fictional and non-fictional text that mirror people who look like them, while teaching anti-racism, activism and how to be an up-stander to those in need is the main reason for creating this project.

Using fictional and non-fictional books at various reading levels such as; "Blended", "The Youngest Marcher", and "Resist" students will dive deep into a library rich with diversity, activism and anti-racism.

Teaching tolerance and diversity has to be a natural everyday occurrence and having the resources to do so in a way that speaks for students is critical, especially now!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Booked • AKJ Education $21.46 1 $21.46
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Infinite Hope • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Harlem Stomp! • AKJ Education $14.60 1 $14.60
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Seeds of Change Planting A Path To Peace • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Sit-In • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Hands Around the Library: Protecting Egypt’s Treasured Books • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A Place to Belong • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Harlem's Little Blackbird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Youngest Marcher • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Lillian's Right to Vote • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Schomburg • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Crossover • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future! (City Lights/Sister Spit) • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Blended • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Never Too Young!: 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
The Poet Slave of Cuba • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Island Treasures Growing Up in Cuba • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Let the Circle Be Unbroken • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Umbrella • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
La Mariposa • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Journey to Jo'burg • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$340.01

Vendor shipping charges

$9.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$385.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.96

Total project goal

$453.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$453.06

2 Donors

-$226.53

Donations toward project cost

-$192.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.98

match offer

-$226.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$192.55

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.98

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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