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Mrs. Clarke from Mooresville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading with Pride: Books that Promote Core Values and Diversity

Help me give my students my students a diverse classroom library that promotes core values.

  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Spanish Immersion third graders enjoy coming to school and are eager to learn. They are required to pass Read to Achieve in North Carolina, so my goal is to not only prepare them for their first year of standardized testing, but to help them to become lifelong bilingual readers and learners.

My school is a K-12 college preparatory charter school where we take P.R.I.D.E.

in all we do: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Driven to Excellence, and Empathy. All our students study Spanish K-12 and Art K-12. We also have many students involved in Lego League through Junior Engineers and First Robotics.

My Project

These books will make a difference in my students' lives by providing them with diverse stories that teach our school's core values: perseverance, respect, integrity, driven to excellence, and empathy. Creating lifelong readers who connect with characters through windows and mirrors is the ultimate gift of reading that I can give my students!

This diverse book collection will help students to think deeply about friendship, kindness, and making a difference in the lives of others.

The stories in this collection will guide our classroom meeting discussions about diversity and core values. The goal is for students to share their ideas with each other and to take action to make our school and world a beautiful place!

Mrs. Clarke
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 50 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pablo Neruda Poet of the People • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
We're All Wonders • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Ada's Violin • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Cried Wolf • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Brother Charlie • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Recess Queen • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Invisible Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Dear Primo A Letter to My Cousin • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Irene La Valiente (Brave Irene) • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Wonder. Todos somos unicos (We're all Wonders) • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Mi diario de aquí hasta allá (My Diary From Here To There) • AKJ Education $9.86 1 $9.86
The Empty Pot • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Gracias, Sr. Falker (Thank You, Mr. Falker) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La Colcha De Los Recuerdos • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Brave Irene • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Grandfather's Journey • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Butterfly • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rechenka's Eggs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mango, Abuela y yo • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Mango, Abuela, and Me • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Through Grandpa's Eyes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Keeping Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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