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Ms. Scheele from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Representation Matters!

Help me give my students books that have diverse characters to represent my students!

  • $569 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is located in the state of Washington. Students are hardworking, kind, eager individuals.

Our differing cultures, backgrounds, economic statuses, and languages provide richness in the classroom.

However, we also face challenges. One challenge is that we need more materials and resources. There are so many learning opportunities I wish I could have with my students if only I had the means.

My Project

Please help get books for my students! My students need books to help them celebrate their cultures. Such books include All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom and Jabari Jumps. Because students spend so much time in school, schools have a critically important opportunity and responsibility to make children welcome so that school isn't happening to them but rather they are a part of school.

I want my classroom to be a place that brings out the best in my students.

The books I'm asking to purchase, with your help, are also a better representation of my students. Where's Rodney?, Another, Carter Reads the Newspaper, Grace for President are all books

I'm asking for books about amazing people of color, books to better understand and build empathy, and everyday stories with characters that match the diverse racial and cultural backgrounds of students in my class. By reading about these role models and everyday people students will see themselves represented in their classroom library.

Ms. Scheele
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rise!: From Caged Bird to Poet of the People, Maya Angelou • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
I Believe I Can • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Say Her Name (Poems to Empower) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
You Matter • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Sulwe • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom • Amazon Business $13.65 1 $13.65
Gator, Gator, Gator! • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $13.27 1 $13.27
Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Freedom Soup • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Baby Goes to Market • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
We Are Brothers • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
The King of Kindergarten • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
My Hair is a Garden • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Another • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Where's Rodney? • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Grace for President (Grace Series (1)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
On My Swim • Amazon Business $10.04 1 $10.04
I Am Perfectly Designed • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Hiking Day (A My First Experience Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Sleepover PB • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

Materials cost

$407.26

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$35.64

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.11

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$483.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$85.24

Total project goal

$568.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$568.24

1 Donor

-$568.24

Donations toward project cost

-$483.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$85.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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