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Mrs. Cheritt from Lansing MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books!

Help me give my students diverse books. My students need books with heroes that they can relate to in real life. These books are diverse and will help spark my student's dreams and hopes.

  • $573 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing learners! I have fifty, very diverse learners in my classes who love to be engaged in science and literacy. They need hands-on experiences to help them focus and be excited about their learning. My students need many opportunities to grow as learners and they need to be up and moving.

My school district is very diverse and is currently one hundred percent of the students are eligible for free or reduced price lunches.

My students vary in their skill levels greatly and the more activities that create authentic learning the better! We try to build as many experiences as we can, into the daily schedule that promote student success.

My Project

In our classroom we use picture books to help us spark our imaginations and start to think deeper about many topics. My students need more diverse books that have heroes and heroines from many different cultures, just like the students in my class. These books will help open the door to language and vocabulary for many of my young readers.

We are a diverse class and we need diverse heroes and heroines.

Stories about freedom fighters, writers, scientists and artists teach my students that their dreams can come true. There are also many stories about perseverance and learning from mistakes that we will use to think about overcoming obstacles in life.

Mrs. Cheritt
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jupiter Storm • Amazon Business $21.14 1 $21.14
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Dam • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Oskar and the Eight Blessings • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
That Is My Dream!: A picture book of Langston Hughes's "Dream Variation" • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Thunder Underground • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
The Storyteller's Candle / La Velita De Los Cuentos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13

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