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Mrs. Neff from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Sparking Conversation Through Read Alouds

Help me give my students access to some great read alouds. Read alouds are a fantastic way to get students talking about social justice issues.

  • $744 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I school and I teach second grade. Our classroom is a close-knit community of learners. We call ourselves the Bear Family and my students really do treat each other like family. They are so caring about each other and constantly support each other and push each other to take risks with their learning. They are constantly asking questions and they are all voracious readers.

Every day is a new adventure in our classroom with the bear family!

My Project

Please help me to bring some meaningful read aloud literature into my classroom.

Read alouds are a great resource for getting students to talk about difficult issues.

These read alouds will help us to start conversations about big and difficult topics like racism, sexism, LGBTQ awareness as well as bring to light some important female and POC figures who don't often get taught in school.

I am so excited to share these titles with my students and use them as a tool to let students really dive into these topics. I appreciate you taking the time to view my project!

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Mrs. Neff
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Wings • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
The Kindness Book • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Remarkably You • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $15.58 1 $15.58
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Jose! Born to Dance: The Story of Jose Limon (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
My Name is Gabito / Me llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
The Best Part of Me: Children Talk About their Bodies in Pictures and Words • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Recess Queen • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Most People • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Prince & Knight (Mini Bee Board Books) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
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
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
The Crayon Box that Talked • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
One • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fill a Bucket: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Young Children • Amazon Business $7.37 1 $7.37
Pedro the Ninja • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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