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Ms. Fredrickson from San Ramon CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Strength Lies in Our Differences - Representation Matters!

Help me give my students the opportunity to become an ally and to see themselves in literature!

  • 6 donors
  • $439 goal

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My Project

I am hoping to make our classroom library much more inclusive and representative for all of my students. To do so, we need to fund the purchase of some wonderful diverse books about Racism, Empathy, LGBTQ+ characters and Allies.

The books chosen help to broaden students' exposure to different types of characters, as well as characters that represent themselves.

Our library is outdated and is not a good representation of our diverse classroom. The students in my classroom are eager to learn and grow into compassionate global citizens. They want to be able to read books that have characters that look like them. Making sure these books get into the hands of my students is a priority especially in our journey for justice.

Ms. Fredrickson
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Love Is Love: An Important LGBTQ Pride Book for Kids About Gay Parents and Diverse Families (Gifts for Queer Families) • Amazon Business $18.93 1 $18.93
If You’re a Kid Like Gavin • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Kind Like Marsha: Learning from LGBTQ+ Leaders • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
A Door Made for Me • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Little Allies: A Children's Story about Inclusion, Diversity, and Becoming an Ally • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
My Two Cool Moms • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Am Me: A Book of Authenticity (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Love is What Makes Us a Family • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Circles All Around Us • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
I Choose to Say No: A Rhyming Picture Book About Personal Body Safety, Consent, Safe and Unsafe Touch, Private Parts, and Respectful Relationships (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
I Choose to Try Again: A Colorful, Rhyming Picture Book About Perseverance and Diligence (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
I Choose to Speak Up: A Colorful Picture Book About Bullying, Discrimination, or Harassment (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Acceptance is my Superpower: A children’s Book about Diversity and Equality (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
All Different and Beautiful: A Children's Book about Diversity, Kindness, and Friendships (Orion's Growth Mindset Series) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
STAND TALL: A children's book on race, diversity and self-worth (The Chronicles of Buster and Bean) • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Eugene The Unicorn: A Kid's Book To help Start LGBTQ Inclusive Conversations • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Say Something! • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Riley Rae's Pronouns: A simple and delightful introduction to personal pronouns and non-binary people • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Jacob's New Dress • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$309.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$28.36

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$372.93

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$65.81

Total project goal

$438.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$438.74

5 Donors

-$259.36

Donations toward project cost

-$220.46

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.90

match offer

-$179.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$152.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.91

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