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Mrs. Forsyth from Bountiful UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need books that celebrate our differences and help them learn about races, cultures, and experiences.

  • $290 goal

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My Students

I teach students with special needs in kindergarten, first, and second grade. This year, all my students are in first grade and they have a huge love for learning! Every one of my students needs different levels of support in social, emotional, and academic areas. We spend a lot of time learning about social skills and self-regulation as well as reading, social studies, science, writing, and math.

My students refuse to let any challenges they face stand in their way.

They are hardworking and motivated despite some of the unique obstacles they face. I consider myself very lucky to be able to work with such dedicated and amazing kids.

My Project

My first graders are hardworking students who push themselves every day to do their best. They love to read and learn more about things that are new to them or that they don't understand. For this project, I am asking for 20 different picture books that encompass different races, culture, and history.

These books will encourage my students to be more accepting and appreciative of differences, as well as introduce them to new cultures, historic events, and experiences.

Research has shown that children look for themselves in books. Armed with this knowledge, we need to help students see themselves and a more accurate depiction of the world around them in the books they read.

Mrs. Forsyth
Grades PreK-2

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This project will reach 6 students.

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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 $15.42 1 $15.42
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Stolen Words • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Fifty Cents and a Dream: Young Booker T. Washington • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
We Troubled the Waters • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Just Because • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Coyote Steals the Blanket: A Ute Tale (Ute Tales) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend (Sandpiper Houghton Mifflin Books) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Chocolate Me! • Amazon Business $4.96 1 $4.96

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