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Ms. O'Brien from Brockton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Diversity

Help me give my students books to address diversity, wearing masks, and social distancing.

  • $339 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students live in an urban, high poverty area. Many of them are faced with issues that are very difficult to cope with. We have a large population of English Language Learners as well as students with special needs.

Many of our students live at or below the poverty level, and for this reason, 100% of our students receive both free breakfast and free lunch daily.

We give many of our students "Blessings in a Backpack" on Fridays where we fill their backpack with food to bring home for the weekend.

My Project

It's 2020 and we need to update our library to share more books with children that address issues including diversity, inclusiveness, wearing masks, and social distancing. With books like "All are Welcome" by Alexandra Penfold, we will be able to start the school year off right by creating a welcoming atmosphere for all.

These books will spark important conversations in our classroom about how to take a stand against racial injustice and teasing, as well as help our children learn about empathy, self-confidence, inclusion, kindness, acceptance, safety, and finding the courage to connect with others.

These books will be read by a school counselor in individual counseling, small group, and whole classroom settings.

Ms. O'Brien
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 800 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Little SPOT of Life Skills Box Set (8 Books) • Amazon Business $39.68 1 $39.68
My Hair is a Garden • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Billie and the Brilliant Bubble: Social Distancing for Children • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bunnybear • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Introducing Teddy: A gentle story about gender and friendship • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Lucy's Mask • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
A Little SPOT Wears A Mask • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38

Materials cost

$253.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$287.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.72

Total project goal

$338.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$338.15

2 Donors

-$338.15

Donations toward project cost

-$287.43

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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