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Mrs. Beckett from W Lafayette IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Today a Student, Tomorrow a Leader

My students need to read about role models of different genders and ethnicities just like them. They need to see they can be the next Jesse Owens, Michelle Obama, Grace Hopper, Caesar Chavez, and Malala Yousafzai.

  • $402 goal

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My Students

When entering Beckett Toys and Games, one can observe the students becoming expert learners. Their learning styles vary as do their strengths and challenges. They come from many different cultures as well as their background experiences. At times my students work individually and sometimes collaboratively as scientists, engineers, computer coders, avid readers, creators, writers, historians, and mathematicians.

They are preparing for careers that aren't even dreamed of yet.

So by becoming expert learners, they will be prepared to excel in whatever career they choose by acquiring the necessary skills. I want to provide the environment for them to excel and be accountable for their learning. They are in charge of their future. I am here to make sure they are prepared for it.

My Project

In our classroom sits a young Jesse Owens, Misty Copeland, Grace Hopper, Caesar Chavez, Maya Angelou, and Malala Yousafzai. They come into my room with hopes and dreams. They are beginning to see themselves in the future.

My students need nonfiction and fiction literature about role models of various ethnicities and genders.

They need to read the stories telling the heart wrenching traumas of our past in "What Was The Underground Railroad." They need to read about the heroes and heroines like Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. They need to understand the importance of Juneteenth. They need to read stories of people who have persevered to become dancers, peacemakers, authors, athletes, and world leaders.

These books will provide my students a look at some amazing role models to inspire them to become the leaders we know they can become.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Juneteenth for Mazie (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Fantastic Kids: Malala Yousafzai (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Juneteenth Jamboree • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The History of Juneteenth (History of Our Holidays) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
We March • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.53 1 $4.53
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Roberta Gibb (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Malala: A Hero for All (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Time For Kids: Jesse Owens: Running into History (Time for Kids Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • Amazon Business $3.24 1 $3.24
Jesse Owens (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.10 1 $3.10
When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland (Scholastic Reader, Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89
Katherine Johnson (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $2.23 1 $2.23

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