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Mrs. Ney from Gainesville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students books that are mirrors to reflect their own lives and cultures, as well as windows to see into others' lives and cultures.

  • $431 goal

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My Students

Second graders are amazing! These students go through quite a metamorphosis. They begin the year as burgeoning readers, budding mathematicians, and blossoming scientists. Throughout their journey in second grade, they bloom into experienced students ready to take on the world!

My new second grade scholars this year are ready for an exciting adventure in learning!

These are students with a variety of social, emotional, and academic needs and come from diverse backgrounds with many new English Language Learners. Providing a common, inviting, and safe area for everyone to grow together is my highest priority!

My Project

A classroom library should be a place where students have books that are MIRRORS - where they can see themselves and their culture reflected in the pages. It should also be a place where students have books that are WINDOWS - where they can learn about the world around them.

My students come from places all over the world - Portugal, Iran, Egypt, and Chile to just name a few!

It is important to me that I provide books that reflect their own cultures as well as provide windows into the other cultures that surround them every day in our school and classroom. Some of the books on our wishlist include "A Big Mooncake for Little Star," "Deep in the Sahara," and "The Day You Begin." These and the others have characters who are reflections of the students in our classroom. Many of the books take place in the countries where our friends were born and lived before coming to America.

Mrs. Ney
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Are Family • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
What Can a Citizen Do? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Deep in the Sahara • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
What If... • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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