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Mrs. Sweeney from Liverpool NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

WFE Needs Diverse Books!

Help me give my students a wide selection of culturally sensitive books. They need to have mirrors and mirrors in which to see themselves and others in literature- regardless fo their color, religion, or physical challenges.

  • $725 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The library is the heart of the school! So the library must be a vibrant, healthy, active place. A place where all students feel welcome, comfortable and want to be there. We are a K-6 elementary school, with about 430 students. Every student in out school uses the library at least once a week.

All of my students are so eager to learn!

They are interested in so many different things- everything from reading to sports, music and art. We want to make sure that every one of these students has the opportunity to become whatever they want in life- programers, artists, scientists, musicians, or athletes. Books and coding are both a big part of that!

My Project

All students should have the opportunity to use literature as both windows and mirrors.

Mirrors- This means that they can find books in our library that are mirrors- they can see themselves in their book choices- no matter what they skin color is, no matter their religion, and no matter what challenges they have to overcome.

This is so important to the self-esteem of any child.

Windows- They also need literature to be windows- the opportunity to see how others live, gain empathy, and develop cultural empathy.

These books provide many different books about children of different color, religions and challenges. Through these books, my students will be able see themselves and understand others, and develop a balanced world view.

Mrs. Sweeney
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bell Rang • Amazon Business $17.18 1 $17.18
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas • Amazon Business $15.75 1 $15.75
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip-Hop • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Bear Came Along • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968 • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
Scary Stories for Young Foxes • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Hands Up! • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dough Boys • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belprxe9 • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
The Ring Bearer • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Just Like a Mama • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Hey, Water! • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Brown Baby Lullaby • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
All in a Drop: How Antony van Leeuwenhoek Discovered an Invisible World • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Where's Rodney? • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Tight • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
This Promise of Change: One Girl’s Story in the Fight for School Equality • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
How High the Moon • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Love Like Sky • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Field • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Don't Touch My Hair! • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Each Tiny Spark • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot! • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Finding Langston • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Book Hog • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Song for a Whale • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
It Jes Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Some Places More Than Others • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
So Done • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Max and the Tag-Along Moon • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Dragons in a Bag • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Trivia Queen, Third Grade Supreme (Ruby and the Booker Boys #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Laura Line • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Brand New School, Brave New Ruby (Ruby and the Booker Boys #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$577.12

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$615.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$108.67

Total project goal

$724.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$724.45

8 Donors

-$362.22

Donations toward project cost

-$307.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.33

match offer

-$362.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$307.89

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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