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Mrs. Ahiyya from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Spotlighting on Us!

My students need books that represent them. My students need books that take them to a new world, give them new experiences, and allow them a window into other cultures.

  • $585 goal

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My Students

I teach 23 amazing five year olds. They are constantly questioning, learning and discovering. They know that kindergarten is their first introduction to the world of school, and they can't wait to learn as much as possible.

Many of my students speak a language other than English and we use their language knowledge to build a community of diverse learners.

I want to provide them with every opportunity to experience the world. They are the future and we need to ensure they are prepared to take on anything that comes their way.

My Project

I teach beyond tolerance. I encourage my students to learn as much as possible about everything they can. Books allow us to dive into worlds unknown, they open doors to countries we will never visit, and they teach us that there is more to than just outside our windows.

Who we are as individuals is part of who we have become as educators.

We have consciously or subconsciously weaved our biases and experiences into the classroom. As we reflect on our practices, we need to identify who we are, and how our core values impact our students.

"If we don’t give children books that are literary mirrors as well as windows to the whole world of possibility, if these books don’t give them the opportunity to see outside themselves, then how can we expect them to grow into adults who connect in meaningful ways to a global community, to people who might look or live differently than they. You cannot."

-Kwame Alexander

Mrs. Ahiyya
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 23 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students • Amazon Business $35.10 1 $35.10
So You Want to Talk About Race • Amazon Business $18.36 1 $18.36
Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $17.61 1 $17.61
Mela and the Elephant • Amazon Business $16.73 1 $16.73
Not ’Til Tomorrow, Phoebe • Amazon Business $16.71 1 $16.71
My Hair Is a Garden • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Tyler Johnson Was Here • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Hey Black Child • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Florette • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
Princess Hair • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Schneider Family Book Awards - Young Children's Book Winner) • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of Math • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Little Leonardo's Fascinating World of the Arts • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hello Hello • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Bob, Not Bob!: *to be read as though you have the worst cold ever • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Sakura's Cherry Blossoms • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Wild Book • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Magic of We • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Nina: Jazz Legend and Civil-Rights Activist Nina Simone • Amazon Business $11.82 1 $11.82
The Year of the Dog: Tales from the Chinese Zodiac • Amazon Business $11.10 1 $11.10
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Mira Forecasts the Future • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Look What Brown Can Do! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ban This Book: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Bippity Bop Barbershop • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Bingo Love OGN • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86

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