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Mrs. Rohr from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rohr-ing Reading!

Help me give my students books on social justice, growth mindset, culture heritage, immigration and different types of families. My kids need to see their culture, heritage and lifestyle reflected in books.

  • $758 goal

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My Students

My classroom is composed of 21 to 30 multicultural learners a year. Our school has a high mobility rate so in a typical year I have between 21 and 35 students. Many of my students have been newcomers from refugee camps and speak no English, are enrolled as English Language Learners, are part of the special education program, and nearly all of my students have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma in their lives. I do my best to make sure all of my learners feel safe and loved at school. I believe in my students and I know they are a gift to this world.

Our school has over 30 languages spoken and a wide variety of social and academic needs.

The full 100% of our students receive free breakfast and lunch and are able to take backpacks full of food home on Fridays and during farmer's market weeks. We have a SUN (Schools Uniting Neighborhoods) program that allows students to receive further education and dinner instead of being home alone. The teachers at my school are dedicated to their students.

My Project

This project is a collection of highly-engaging, high-quality books that teach students about social justice and real-world situations. Many of my learners are experiencing, have experienced or know someone who has been in social justice situations. For example, the book, "Salt in His Shoes" teaches how Michael Jordan used perseverance to pursuit his dream of playing in the NBA even though adults in his life told him he wouldn't make it to the NBA.

These books will be used in our class library and will be cherished by my 3rd graders.

Not only will this meet their individual needs, it will introduce social issues affecting others in our world. Finally, these books show characters and lifestyles that my students can connect with that are currently missing from our classroom and school library.

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Mrs. Rohr
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Teacup • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
In Our Mothers' House • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Gifts from the Enemy (The humanKIND Project) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Migrant: The Journey of a Mexican Worker • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Flight School • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Steamboat School • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Amazing Grace (Grace-picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Ethan's Story: My Life With Autism • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Rosie Revere's Big Project Book for Bold Engineers • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Eraser • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Thanks for the Feedback, I Think (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Not Yet • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Ada's Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Nobody's Perfect: A Story for Children about Perfectionism • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What’s in It for Me? (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Miss Rumphius • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Regina's Big Mistake (Sandpiper Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $7.50 1 $7.50
The Only Road • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Grandmama's Pride • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Crazy Hair Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93

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