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Ms. Paul from Murray UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

They Look Like Me!

Help me give my students a classroom library where EVERY student feels represented and all are exposed to cultures that may differ from their own.

  • $361 goal

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My Students

My students this year have truly inspired me! They are living during a pandemic they may not totally understand. They have witnessed a new Equal Rights Movement where justice and equality are being brought forth and fought for. Life is different, yet my students are excited to be at school, ready to learn, and take on any new challenge life has.

My Project

With students checking out books weekly, our classroom library gets a lot of use! Although I have spent the last two years building our classroom library, many of the books were donated from retired teachers or bought at second-hand stores, making them older and not as culturally relevant. It is important, now more than ever, to teach our children about diversity and acceptance. Books are an incredible way to reach students and help them understand a perspective, culture, or lifestyle different from their own. Our school is quite diverse, I would love for students to open a book and see themselves and feel represented. These books would be in the hands of students, for read alouds, and shared with other classrooms to help create a welcoming and accepting school environment.

Ms. Paul
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 53 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vashti Harrison Boxed Set • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Sulwe • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Alma and the Beast • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dumpling Soup • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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