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Ms. Simmons from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Is Our Thing!

Help me give my students books that get them excited about reading and books that represent them.

  • $324 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school, where all students are considered at an economic disadvantage. In spite of the challenges that the students face, they enter the classroom with an eagerness for learning. It is an absolute joy to feed their eagerness.

My wonderful class is filled with an abundance of unique personalities.

Students are creative, funny, and at times dramatic. My students are very active and want to be constantly stimulated. They feed off of the energy of their teacher. My students love to be involved in hands-on learning activities as well as technology enhanced, student led learning activities. My students are energetic and full of personality. They thrive in a classroom environment that is full of positive energy and allows them to express their creativity.

My Project

These materials will make a huge difference in the learning of my students! The titles that you will contribute to purchase will help stock our classroom library with picture books. Struggling readers will often pick up books with pictures because the pictures and visuals are less intimidating than a typical book. Students who read these picture books find reading fun and begin to read more independently and for enjoyment! Helping students begin to learn that reading is fun is the perfect way to build better readers. Plus, what better way to excite children about reading than to have books that represent them!

Ms. Simmons
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Need You to Know: The ABC's of Black Girl Magic • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
I Believe I Can • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $14.78 1 $14.78
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The Big Green Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Amelia Bedelia's First Library Card • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Big Red Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
I Need You to Know...: The ABC's of a Young King's Greatness • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Big Aqua Book of Beginner Books (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
Only Passing Through: The Story of Sojourner Truth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement (If You Were a Kid) • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pete the Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase: Includes 12 St. Patrick's Day Cards, Fold-Out Poster, and Stickers! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pete the Cat and the Itsy Bitsy Spider • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
AFRO-BETS ABC Book • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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