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Mrs. Adam from Albany NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spectacular Students Need More Stories

Help me give my students more read aloud stories with characters that look like them!

  • $156 goal

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My Students

I have been teaching in Albany, NY for eight years and I absolutely love being able to make a real difference in my students' lives. Most of them come from families that are low socioeconomic status. They arrive at school hungry, tired, and stressed. However, they are also interested in the world around them and enthusiastic about learning new things.

It is not simply my job to teach them... it is my job to give them the best 6.5 hours I can give them.

My Project

Reading with my students is my favorite thing to do, and hearing a read aloud is one of my students' favorite things to do. Unfortunately, many of the read alouds we have available do not have characters that look like my students; my classroom is extremely diverse with families from all different cultures.

These read alouds will engage my students with meaningful stories with characters they can see themselves in.

If our classroom can own these books, instead of borrowing them from the library, my students can read them as many times as they want. I can also use each book throughout the year to revisit different ideas and feelings that the characters, as well as my students, are facing.

These books would be an important addition to our classroom library.

Mrs. Adam
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little Red and the Very Hungry Lion • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Starstruck: The Cosmic Journey of Neil deGrasse Tyson • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Perfect • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49

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