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Mx. Besa Mulaye from Washington DC is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

She Will Persist

Help me give my students books about female positive role models so that my students can dream big.

  • $604 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

A majority of students in our school come from an economically disadvantaged background and as a result, all our students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Nevertheless, if you met them it is unlikely you would witness signs of maladaptive behaviors as they are happy children who love school and are eager to learn.

Our school is very diverse.

We have families from all over the world. In fact, 44% of our students are English Language Learners.

I am excited to offer and nurture a safe space where they can explore feeling comfortable enough for us to engage in meaningful, open conversation.

My Project

I would love to assist my female students to develop higher self-esteem and self-worth. As many come from disadvantaged backgrounds, there are limited opportunities to interact with empowered women.

I would love to request books depicting accomplished women in different professions.

Strong women, especially women of color, who have achieved incredible things in different fields, from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to music, art, and social justice. I want my students to be inspired by these positive role models and to understand the different pathways that can be available to them. I have selected books about Julia Child (expert chef), Ella Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, and many others.

Mx. Besa Mulaye
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Convenience Concepts Designs2Go X-Tra Storage 3-Tier Wide Folding Metal Shelf, Black • Amazon Business $47.83 1 $47.83
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $13.69 2 $27.38
Heroic Girls in Books Poster - Inspirational Gift for Girls & Teens, 24x36 inch Wall Art Charts Strong Girl Characters for Young Adult Readers: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, LGBTQ, Social Justice • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Dream You'll Be - Promotes discovery, self-esteem, careers and life experience- Clever read-along and conversation starter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Louise Bourgeois (Little People, BIG DREAMS (48)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Pele (Little People, BIG DREAMS (55)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Aretha Franklin (Little People, BIG DREAMS (52)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Corazon Aquino (Little People, BIG DREAMS (43)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Evonne Goolagong (Little People, BIG DREAMS (36)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ABC for Me: ABC What Can She Be?: Girls can be anything they want to be, from A to Z • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
Simone de Beauvoir (Little People, BIG DREAMS (23)) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Mary Shelley (Little People, BIG DREAMS (32)) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Astrid Lindgren (Little People, BIG DREAMS (35)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Julia, Child • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
For Soccer-Crazy Girls Only: Everything Great about Soccer • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
L. M. Montgomery (Little People, BIG DREAMS (22)) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Wilma Rudolph (Little People, BIG DREAMS (27)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mother Teresa (Little People, BIG DREAMS (18)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Agatha Christie (Little People, BIG DREAMS (5)) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Georgia O'Keeffe (Little People, BIG DREAMS (13)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Anne Frank (Little People, BIG DREAMS (15)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, BIG DREAMS (8)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Jane Austen (Little People, BIG DREAMS (12)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Dolly Parton (Little People, BIG DREAMS (28)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Ella Fitzgerald (Little People, BIG DREAMS (11)) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Josephine Baker (Little People, BIG DREAMS (16)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mi primer libro sobre Gloria Fuertes / My first book on Gloria Fuertes (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61

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