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  • 3 donors
  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Terhune
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Through the Eyes of a Child

Help me give my students easy access to culturally diverse and inclusive books!

My Students

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you"- BB King. These could not be truer words about my students. I teach in an inner city community in Charlottesville VA where many families come from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Many of my students have faced difficulties that are beyond the normal problems of a 7/8 year old. Many of the students in my class receive a free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch.

Despite hardships, my classroom is full of the most lively and energetic students.

Each day I am greeted with hugs and "I love yous." My students truly value learning and grab at any opportunity to learn new things to help them become better readers and writers.

My Project

All students want to connect to books. Children love to see themselves through the eyes of an author or illustrator. The easiest connection a student can make is relating to characters physical appearance or their experiences. My project is to improve our classroom library by adding books which reflect diversity and inclusion. Although our world is always evolving, one thing stay relevant: the need to feel resented and included. I want to build a classroom library that is an accurate representation of my students and promotes positive experiences through culturally inclusive literature. Doing this will enhance my students already eager thirst for reading.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mixed Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Water Princess • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
I Am Enough • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
A Taste of Colored Water • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
What Can a Citizen Do? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Little Leaders • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Fiesta Dress • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Seeds of Freedom • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whistle for Willie • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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