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Ms. Kim from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Representation Matters!

Help me give my students books that represent our diverse and beautiful cultures!

  • $999 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The first grade students at our Title I school are a diverse group of language learners with many brand new to the country. One hundred percent receive free breakfast and lunch, but we are struggling to provide some of the other essential activities and supplies that we believe make for amazing and unforgettable school experiences.

Mastering key academic skills is urgent at our school, but so is nurturing and cultivating their curiosity and love of learning!

With a love of learning, all students are better equipped to learn.

My Project

To instill a lifelong joy of reading, I need diverse books that empower and validate my students by seeing themselves in the books they read. By building an inclusive classroom library that reflects the diverse cultures and perspectives of my students, I am not only teaching how important it is to respect and honor our differences, but I am able to show them through the books we read.

Diverse and inclusive books help to cultivate compassion, awareness, and understanding.

The best way to increase a student’s reading ability is through books that interest them and can connect to their personal experiences. My students are enthusiastic learners who are ready to take in new found knowledge in which to engage with each other and the world around them!

Ms. Kim
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guided Reading Collection: Level A Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $201.59 1 $201.59
Guided Reading Collection: Level F Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $188.52 1 $188.52
Guided Reading Collection: Level C Fiction and Nonfiction Combo (40 books) • AKJ Education $168.27 1 $168.27
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
The Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners) • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
The Girl and the Wolf • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Equality's Call: The Story of Voting Rights in America • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Jake Makes a World: Jacob Lawrence, A Young Artist in Harlem • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49

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