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Mrs. McLellan from Duquesne PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Someone Like Me

Help me give my students cultural responsive books. I want them to be excited about reading, and they need to be exposed to characters that are both inspirational and relatable.

  • $156 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach emotional support students in grades 4-6 in a low-income school district. All of our students receive free breakfast and lunch. I want my students to have access to every opportunity that children in affluent districts have access to.

Most of my students read below grade level.

This however, doesn't deter them from working hard and dreaming big. In order for my students to be successful, I want to expose them to positive role models. This is possible by giving them access to books in which characters look like them.

My students love coming to school. We provide them with a safe place, where they are able to be kids. I want them to feel confident in their abilities, and I know that the books I am trying to give them access to, will build up their confidence, because they will be exposed to stories in which characters look like them.

My Project

I want my students to enjoy reading. Most don't because they are not very good readers. I think that if provided with materials that interest them and materials that have characters they can relate to, they will be willing to practice their reading skills.

I am looking to update our classroom library, and I am looking to add culturally responsive books.

Our students are mostly African American, and the books I have selected have characters that are both relatable and inspirational. I want them to have positive role models, and the books I have selected will provide them with both.

The stories have exciting messages, inspirational characters, and give them an insight in perseverance, hard work, and being proud of who you are.

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dad, Jackie, and Me • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Goin' Someplace Special • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Only Passing Through The Story of Sojourner Truth • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

Materials cost

$100.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$132.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.34

Total project goal

$155.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$155.61

5 Donors

-$144.14

Donations toward project cost

-$132.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.87

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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