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Mrs. Holler from W Lafayette IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing Ourselves in Books: Building a Diverse Classroom Library

Help me give my students books that represent the diverse community in our school.

  • $359 goal

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My Students

My school is in a small town in Indiana near a large university. We have a culturally diverse school with many families coming from other countries, and I believe this makes our classroom incredibly special. My first graders are enthusiastic students who love to be challenged with hands-on activities and educational games in the classroom. Every child in my classroom loves to learn, and I incorporate a variety of learning strategies so that every child can reach their fullest potential.

My Project

Picture books are central to the learning that occurs in a first grade classroom. It is a time when students learn to read. Students listen to read-alouds, read to each other, and read independently. They use the words and pictures in these books to make meaning of the literature that they choose.

In order to support the emerging readers in my classroom, I am reminded that it is important for students to see themselves in the books that they read.

The books that I am requesting will help me to offer more diverse choices for my students in the classroom library.

Mrs. Holler
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 24 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
My Two Blankets • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
I Am Actually a Penguin • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
What If... • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Josie's Lost Tooth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Ravi's Roar (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Love Is: (Illustrated Story Book about Caring for Others, Book About Love for Parents and Children, Rhyming Picture Book) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Izzy Gizmo • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Big Hair, Don't Care • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
City Green • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Just Us Women (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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