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Mrs. Downey from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Best Biographies!

Help me give my students the best biographies to boost our classroom library!

  • $285 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a first-grade teacher in Massachusetts. My first-grade inclusion students come to school eager to learn but are facing many challenges both at home and in school. Despite their challenges, these children come to school everyday with smiles on their faces, eager to learn!

Five of my seventeen students have IEPs, many of them come in to school lacking basic resources, & all of my students receive a reduced-price lunch.

These students are amazing young individuals and hard workers. Their energy and love of learning surprises me everyday! My classroom supplies are limited and many teachers in our school require funding for basic tools to support our teaching and their learning. We so desperately need basic supplies to help our kids succeed. Please consider funding our project to help out some great kids.

My Project

In our First Grade classroom, we have a very limited amount of biographies that I have collected over the past few years. While these texts are good and decent texts, they have been used over and over, year after year. These books also do not depict many persons of color.

Most of our classroom library books have characters that are historical figures, but we are lacking books about famous African Americans.

Books depicting strong, brave, and inspirational black and brown leaders would be helpful for my African American scholars to see. Adding more diverse biographies to our classroom library will add more meaningful texts and my scholars will be able to see themselves in these amazing figures!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 17 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Story of Black History Box Set: Biography Books for New Readers (The Story of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Strong Girls Gift Set (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $29.49 1 $29.49
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set • Amazon Business $29.26 1 $29.26
Flying High: The Story of Gymnastics Champion Simone Biles (Who Did It First?) • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
Michelle Obama (Volume 62) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 62) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Stevie Wonder (Volume 56) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 56) • Amazon Business $10.60 1 $10.60
Malala Yousafzai (Volume 57) (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 57) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
The Story of John Lewis: A Biography Book for Young Readers (The Story of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rosa • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
Martin Luther King Jr.: A Peaceful Leader (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$208.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.66

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.65

Total project goal

$284.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$284.31

3 Donors

-$283.60

Donations toward project cost

-$241.66

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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