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Ms. Rae from Madison WI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books

Help me give my students diverse books to read. Representation in books supports students' ability to see themselves as readers and scholars. These incredible books represent the students' culture, history, and identity.

  • $612 goal

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My Students

Our students are readers. Their excitement to read engaging books is clear. Our students population is diverse. Our population breakdown: 26.7% African American, 26.3% Hispanic/Latino, 30.8% White, and 11.5% two or more races. 63.4% of our students are economically disadvantaged. 12.4 of our students have disabilities. 26.1% of our students have limited English proficiency. Students in Kindergarten and First grade learn half their day in English and half of their day in Spanish.

Our students are intelligent, creative, and determined.

Each year we will add another grade of dual language immersion (DLI) classes until there is at least one section of DLI within each grade level. Finally, we are a nationally recognized Welcoming School and we intentionally teach ally behavior especially by supporting the LGBT community and individuals.

My Project

My students love to read. They yearn for great new books that represent their lives, histories, and cultures. The books currently on our shelves do not truly nor fully represent our student population.

Representation in books empowers and supports students’ academic success.

My goal is that students see themselves in the books they read. Our population is wonderfully diverse and thus our books should be as well. Diverse books give students opportunity to read about lives different than theirs’. Diverse books will help all of my readers.

I am requesting books written by and featuring people of different races, identities, heritages, and beliefs. This list will focus on books in English and Spanish.

Ms. Rae
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Other Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 4 $47.56
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
When a Ghost Talks, Listen--How I Became A Ghost, Book 2 • Amazon Business $16.23 1 $16.23
Nonni's Moon • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Danza!: Amalia Hernndez and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
El da en que descubres quin eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Auntie Luce's Talking Paintings • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Dentro de mi imaginacin (Inside My Imagination) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
My Hair is a Garden • Amazon Business $13.07 1 $13.07
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Field • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Girl Running • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Lucia the Luchadora and the Million Masks • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Merci Surez Changes Gears • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The United States v. Jackie Robinson • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.20 1 $9.20
Rise of the Jumbies • Amazon Business $9.15 1 $9.15
Nappy Hair (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lola quiere un gato (Lola Reads) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lionel Messi (Real Bios) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Nio Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Superhero • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Fashionista • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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