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Ms. King from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need More Diverse Books

Help me give my students these diverse books so our class library reflects us all.

  • $415 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our public school is in a large urban district and includes students who are culturally, socioeconomically, and academically diverse. It is absolutely one of the things I love the most about the students at my school. My kids are typical 9 and 10 year olds who love to read. Reading regularly and voraciously is the norm for our kids. They read widely and choose to read. This didn't happen accidentally. Parents are committed to the idea of regular reading at home. Teachers design their school day so that kids spend large blocks of time reading a variety of authentic texts. Teachers share their passion for reading with the kids. Administration dedicates funds and professional development time to reading instruction. As a result, the ​students choose to read. These readers know books.

My Project

I've been working to get diverse books into my classroom my whole career. I make sure the books we use not only represent the kids in my classroom but also the world we live in. It has always been my goal that these books be celebrated and a natural part of my classroom library, not something that comes out once a year to celebrate Black history, Women's history, Asian history etc. These books are part of our every day reading life. I use them for instruction, for read alouds and book talks. My kids read choose to read them independently, in book clubs and to inquire about their world. And while we have some, this is a never ending journey. We continue to need more books!

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Above the Rim: How Elgin Baylor Changed Basketball • Amazon Business $17.38 1 $17.38
Watercress • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Nana Akua Goes to School • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Floating Field: How a Group of Thai Boys Built Their Own Soccer Field • Amazon Business $16.93 1 $16.93
Amy Wu and the Patchwork Dragon • Amazon Business $16.86 1 $16.86
I Talk Like a River • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
Fred Gets Dressed • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Zonia's Rain Forest • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
In My Mosque • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Your Place in the Universe • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
We Are Water Protectors • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Allergic: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Most People • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Big Monty and the Cyborg Substitute • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Pippa Park Raises Her Game • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wink • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Mean Girl Who Never Speaks (Detective Mya Dove) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket (Mr. Lemoncello's Library) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Clean Getaway • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes (A Pandava Novel Book 3) (Pandava Series, 3) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Okay Witch (1) • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Dragon Thief (Dragons in a Bag) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$317.31

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.13

Total project goal

$414.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.20

1 Donor

-$276.13

Donations toward project cost

-$234.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.42

match offer

-$138.07

Match offer toward project cost

-$117.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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