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Ms. Morishita from Happy Valley OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

My students need diverse books that are mirrors that reflect themselves, windows into the worlds of others, and sliding doors that allow them to walk in the shoes of another.

  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You don't need a cape to be a hero. You just need to care." -Kid President

The students in my classroom are artists, scientists, authors, explorers, mathematicians, leaders, readers, and above all friends.

They are are an energetic group of 30 third graders who walk into class every day with smiles on their faces excited to learn about each other and the world around them. I believe it is my job to create a space where all students feel welcomed, loved, supported and safe to take risks, make mistakes, and learn.

My Project

Books are a powerful tool that can be used to teach tolerance, build empathy, and develop confidence. However, when children can't see themselves represented in the books we put in our classroom, we convey the powerful message that they don't belong.

I want to fill my library with books that not only reflect the diverse students that make up my class but also the diverse people that make up our world.

I have carefully selected these books to meet my goal of representing my diverse group of students, promoting tolerance, and building compassion and empathy among my students.

Thank you so much for your help in creating a class where everyone feels welcome and students navigate the world with kindness, compassion, and tolerance!

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.41 1 $15.41
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
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
If Sharks Disappeared • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Library Book • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
The Fruit Salad Friend: Recipe for A True Friend • Amazon Business $9.55 1 $9.55
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$327.66

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.91

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$362.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$63.98

Total project goal

$426.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.55

3 Donors

-$283.86

Donations toward project cost

-$248.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.08

match offer

-$133.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$113.79

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.08

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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