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Mrs. Thomas from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcoming Schools Bibliotherapy

My students need access to 35+ books that reflect diverse families and situations to learn that they are not alone in their struggles.

  • $554 goal

This project expired on September 15, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Diversity in books gives an opportunity for children to be exposed to others like them, in a non-threatening and enjoyable way.

My students are the students at the school who are identified as needing MORE.

They need someone on their side, someone to guide them through many struggles, and someone to love them unconditionally, no matter what. My work with them allows them to connect with a supporter, someone in their corner. I actively work to build their 40 Assets, helping them with more opportunities for success when they leave us, for the rest of their lives.

My Project

This group of books was identified in a recent in-service led by Welcoming Schools at The Gay and Lesbian Center in LA. It is a collection of children's books that works to provide coping skills, alternate examples, to normalize many situations that students in my groups may be living. Bibliotherapy is a crucial part of an effective counseling program with elementary school children.

Please help me by allowing me the opportunity to provide my students with another manner of support, and exposure to a collection of literature that can change their lives forever.

Thank you for considering my project!

Mrs. Thomas
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 65 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crow Boy • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
All Families Are Special • AKJ Books $12.91 1 $12.91
The Family Book • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henr • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Antonio''s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cec • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
In Our Mothers'' House • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
The Trouble With Babies • AKJ Books $11.80 1 $11.80
Chrysanthemum • AKJ Books $18.49 1 $18.49
The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes, Louis Slobodkin (Illustra • AKJ Books $15.48 1 $15.48
Just Kidding Trudy Ludwig, Adam Gustavson (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
The Liberation of Gabriel King • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
My Name Is Bilal Asma Mobin Uddin, Barbara Kiwak (Illustrato • AKJ Books $14.36 1 $14.36
Muskrat Will Be Swimming • AKJ Books $7.16 1 $7.16
Say Something • AKJ Books $7.16 1 $7.16
Sissy Duckling, The • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Teammates • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Gracias, Senor Falker/thank You, Mr. Falker • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Boundless Grace • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Dumpy La Rue • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Kate And The Beanstalk • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Pinky and Rex • AKJ Books $23.62 1 $23.62
Rickshaw Girl • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Riding Freedom • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
The Seven Chinese Sisters • AKJ Books $12.88 1 $12.88
Tough Boris Mem Fox, Kathryn Brown (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Jin Woo Eve Bunting, Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Star of the Week • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
We Belong Together • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
The Patchwork Quilt Valerie Flournoy, Jerry Pinkney (Illustr • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart PB&CD • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Peete • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Dad and Me in the Morning • AKJ Books $12.91 1 $12.91
Best Best Colors/Los Mejores Colores • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
The White Swan Express • AKJ Books $11.84 1 $11.84
Mom And Mum Are Getting Married • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06

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