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Ms. Harp from Denver CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Students Need Books that are Windows and Mirrors of Themselves

Help me give my students the opportunity to not only see books as a window into other worlds but also as a mirror of who they are themselves.

  • $593 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This classroom is filled with kids who are passionate learners. They are incredible. They are unique. They deserve the best.

Just like all 5th graders do, they care about the world that surrounds them and are excited to learn more about it.

These students have rich, diverse cultures and experiences. In addition to the US, their families come from countries all over the world and speak a variety of languages. I am beyond excited to learn all about them in the coming months!

My Project

These books are highly engaging, diverse, and will help my students become motivated, passionate readers. They include poetry, inspiring biographies, nonfiction, literature, and graphic novels. Students will get to explore fantastic worlds and worlds from our storied past.

With these incredible titles, students will not only get to escape into other exciting literary worlds, but they will also get to see themselves reflected in the pages.

My students have rich backgrounds, cultures, and linguistic heritage, but unfortunately, like many classrooms, our library does not reflect them. I believe that kids need to see themselves in the books that they are surrounded by and many of my students aren't.

Please help my students see themselves in the stories they read!!!

Ms. Harp
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bone: The Complete Cartoon Epic in One Volume • Amazon Business $23.43 1 $23.43
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero: The Graphic Novel (The Heroes of Olympus) • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Haiti My Country • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Thunder Underground • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Nelson Mandela • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Midnight for Charlie Bone • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Book Thief • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Rosa • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Kira-Kira • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Artemis Fowl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Leaf Rides the Wind • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wind in the Willows • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
My Chinatown: One Year in Poems • Amazon Business $6.28 1 $6.28
Touchdown Triumph (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Softball Surprise (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Gymnastics Jitters (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Point Guard Prank (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Soccer Show-Off (Jake Maddox Girl Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Batter Up! (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Quarterback Comeback (Team Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I Survived #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (I Survived #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived #8) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Mae Jemison (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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