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Ms. W. from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need diverse books that reflect their backgrounds and experiences. Being able to see themselves in books, both for read-aloud and independent reading time, will create more engagement and excitement for reading.

  • $727 goal

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My Students

The students at our school come from culturally diverse backgrounds and over 10 languages other than English are spoken at home. Our school reflects the diversity of San Francisco, and I watch my students come to school each day ready to learn despite not always having enough food or enough sleep. Over 90% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch and over 60% are designated English Language Learners. We are a Community School, which means that we team with community partners in order to serve both our students and their families. We recognize that students need to be supported and develop in all aspects -academically, socially, physically, and emotionally - in order to succeed in life and we are dedicated to meeting those needs for each individual.

My Project

Although I have gone to great lengths to diversify my classroom library, there is still so much work to be done! I have a wonderful group of 22 3rd graders from very diverse backgrounds and I would like them to be able to see themselves in the books that they read.

Students who see their lives reflected in the books they read are more likely to be engaged in reading and will feel the power of their story being told in print.

I want each and every student to experience this, over and over again. These books will be part of my read-aloud repertoire as well as in the classroom library for independent reading time.

Ms. W.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merci Suárez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe • Amazon Business $15.10 1 $15.10
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Firebird • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
It'S Back To School We Go!: First Day Stories from Around The World • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Daniel Finds a Poem • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
King for a Day • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
A Piece of Home • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
I Got the Rhythm • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Beautiful • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Lovely • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Paiute Princess: The Story of Sarah Winnemucca • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Today I'm a Monster • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Girl Who Could Dance in Outer Space: An Inspirational Tale About Mae Jemison (The Girls Who Could) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 2 $11.90
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Ming Goes to School • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Jupiter Storm • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
When I Was Eight • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Grace for President • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
This Day in June • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court • Amazon Business $4.54 2 $9.08
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Ruby's Sleepover PB • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Sweet Smell of Roses • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Looking for Bongo • Amazon Business $6.47 1 $6.47
Serafina's Promise • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Magic Trash: A Story of Tyree Guyton and His Art • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jala and the Wolves • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
BMX Challenge (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Builder • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61

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