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Ms. Hawkins from Nashville TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Change the World!

Help me give my students access to stories that exemplify our core values of courage, community, craftsmanship, compassion, and curiosity!

  • $790 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Charter School in Nashville, TN. 60% of our students are on free or reduced lunch. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA. Our school is in the heart of downtown, and our student body reflects the changes in our community! My classroom is composed of so many backgrounds that need to be represented in the literature we are reading!

My students need stories with characters that they can relate to, who will empower them to believe the truth that they can do anything they set their minds to!

I want to diversify our classroom library and provide text that they can connect to!

My Project

I believe in the power of literacy and stories to change the world. My 1st graders in East Nashville, Tennessee come from many diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and walks of life. I want to provide them with stories that contain characters that look like them and have been through similar trials.

I want to provide them with stories of diverse individuals that exemplify the core values of our school: courage, community, craftsmanship, compassion, and curiousty.

Please consider helping me provide my students with read-alouds and library choices that will inspire them that no matter the color of their skin, zip code, financial status, religion, or race, their lives can make a significant mark on the world!

Ms. Hawkins
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection • AKJ Education $109.50 1 $109.50
Series Sampler - Fly Guy (5 Books) • AKJ Education $23.91 1 $23.91
The Girl With A Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Grand Canyon • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Hip Hop Speaks to Children A Celebration of Poetry With a Beat • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
H.O.R.S.E. A Game of Basketball and Imagination • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
On Our Street • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
On the News • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Same, Same But Different • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Day You Begin • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Series Sampler - National Geographic Readers (4 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $13.44 1 $13.44
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Creature Features Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Forest Has a Song Poems • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Animals by the Numbers • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Counting on Katherine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sheep Won't Sleep • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Mae Among the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Strictly No Elephants • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rude Cakes • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Baby Goes to Market • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Rain Stomper • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
My Heart Is Laughing • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Jabari Jumps • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Juice Box Bully Empowering Kids to Stand Up for Others • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
A Shelter in Our Car • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Let the Circle Be Unbroken • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Visiting Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
A Butterfly Is Patient • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Round Is a Tortilla A Book of Shapes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Honey, I Love • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Punctuation Celebration • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lifetime The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Pushing Isn't Funny What to Do About Physical Bullying • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Sometimes Jokes Aren't Funny: What to Do About Hidden Bullying • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Yo! Yes? • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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