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Mrs. Gage from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeing Ourselves in Diverse Stories

Help me give my students a diverse and inclusive library full of stories that reflect how they look, how they learn and how they feel! My students will use these books to think critically about their life.

  • $449 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have an amazing group of 25 caring, inquisitive and very energetic first graders. Throughout our day we can be mathematicians, engineers, writers, readers, and scientists! I try and support the unique learning style of each student and believe that if they feel comfortable in our classroom they will be able to grow and learn in amazing ways.

Creating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for all of my students will allow them to work to their full potential.

Students relish the opportunity to choose their own learning space. By allowing students to make choices in how they approach different activities at school they learn to self-regulate, take responsibility for their learning and becoming more confident learners.

Please join us in helping make our classroom a successful learning space for every child.

My Project

Today's classrooms are made up of learners with diverse backgrounds. It is so important that teachers and educators help students to respect one another and make an effort to learn about each other's cultures. The stories of diversity teach valuable lessons of respect and understanding.

Quality children's books help to create a sense of tolerance and respect for other students.

By donating to this project, you will be creating a conversation within my classroom that will help students understand each other's backgrounds. This literature will help students be more kind and considerate to each other by making an effort to understand each other.

Mrs. Gage
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
There Might Be Lobsters • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
Stumpkin • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Energy Bus for Kids: A Story about Staying Positive and Overcoming Challenges • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Annie's Plaid Shirt • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Doll-E 1.0 • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Where Oliver Fits • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Brave • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Idea Jar • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Push • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98

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