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Ms. Hammonds-Richardson from Silver Spring MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Book Project: Books That Mirror Me!

My students need more books for our classroom library with characters who look like them. I also added a long-handled stapler and a book binding machine to make class projects easier to manage.

  • $409 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students have parents who come from different countries and speak many different languages. As a result, I have a diverse group of students who like all other children have a strong desire to learn. As teachers, in the hustle and bustle of day to day work, sometimes we forget to celebrate the sparkle that each child processes. Each day, my students amaze me with their growth and challenge me with their questions. I want everyone to see their potential and acknowledge their effort. With all that said, changes are happening and I see that the future is bright for my students.

My Project

These materials will give students access to books where the main characters look like them. So often, curriculum books do not have diverse book characters. I work at a school where teachers as responsible for building a classroom library. These additional books would be cherished in my room. I want my students to see that they can do anything with a little imagination and effort no matter the color of their skin. I also would like to focus on creating authors in my classroom. As a result, I have asked for a book binding machine and a long handled stapler to make projects in my class and the 2nd grade easier to manage. Students will be able to instantly "publish" their work to share with classmates and family.

Ms. Hammonds-Richardson
Grades PreK-2
More than half of 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
Fellowes Binding Machine Star+ Comb Binding (5006501) • Amazon Business $74.09 1 $74.09
PaperPro inREACH+25 Booklet Stapler - One Finger, No Effort, Spring Powered, Long Reach Stapler - Silver (1610) • Amazon Business $38.78 1 $38.78
Zippered Pencil Pouches by School Smarts - 3 Ring Pencil Case with Mesh and plastic window. Huge 30 Pack with a Variation of 6 Bright Colors.. • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.32 1 $10.32
Beatrice's Goat • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Fellowes Plastic Comb Binding Spines, 1/4 Inch Diameter, Black, 20 Sheets, 100 Pack (52366) • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86

Materials cost

$295.46

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$17.73

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$347.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$61.34

Total project goal

$408.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$408.96

3 Donors

-$408.96

Donations toward project cost

-$347.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.34

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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