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Mrs. McKean from Milwaukee WI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: Books With Characters Who Look Like Me!

Help me give my students multicultural books that reflect themselves and their classmates.

  • $410 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I am an elementary teacher in an urban school district in Wisconsin. Currently, 100% of our students receive free lunch.

Our mission is to help students achieve high standards and increase learning opportunities for all students, preparing them to be independent thinkers and lifelong learners.

I have 20 learners in my class this year, and I'm excited to see how much we can all grow together.

My school has a focus on student-led learning through games. My students come to school excited to see what is planned for the day and look forward to the engaging lessons. With help from you, my students will have all the resources they need to be scholars.

My Project

I am fortunate to have a wonderful group of 20 third graders who love to read! We were virtual for most of last year, and my students are so excited to be back to school. I have a class full of varying races and cultures, however, I do not have nearly enough books that have characters that looks like my students. Above and beyond, representation matters! My students deserve to see children who look like them in the books that are available to them.

100% of my students receive free lunch.

Budgets are extra tight. Schools just don't have the funds to pay for "extras". That is where you come in. My students will be over the moon excited to get more books with characters that look like them in their hands. My goal is to get books in students hands as soon as possible.

Mrs. McKean
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Simon B. Rhymin' Takes a Stand (Simon B. Rhymin’, 2) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Rapping Princess • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Stacey’s Extraordinary Words • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Year We Learned to Fly • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Soul Food Sunday • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Aaron Slater, Illustrator (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $15.49 1 $15.49
Mulani Moneybags Starts A Business • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Andrea and The Science Fair • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Cinderella (African American Children's books) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Buzzing with Questions: The Inquisitive Mind of Charles Henry Turner • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Jackie Wins Them All • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
When Daddy Comes Home • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Our Diversity Makes Us Stronger: Social Emotional Book for Kids about Diversity and Kindness (Children’s Book for Boys and Girls) (World of Kids Emotions) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Alphabet of Black Cultures • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stressy Jessy: A Book About Organizing the Mind • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Exploring Flight! (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #1) (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Big Monty and the Pumped Up Principal • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Big Monty and the Lunatic Lunch Lady • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Big Monty and the Cyborg Substitute • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The ABCs of Black History • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Little Red Riding Hood (African American Children's Coloring Book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Zeze the Copycat: A Heartwarming Rhyming Book for Kids about Being Yourself and Individuality [Illustrated Elementary School Reader] • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Seven Spools of Thread: A Kwanzaa Story (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.23 1 $6.23
Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
I Love Being Me! (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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