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Mrs. Broadbooks from Olathe KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Windows and Mirrors: Diverse Books for a Diverse Population

My students need exciting books that they can see themselves in and that they can see what its like to be someone else in. These books will

  • $854 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a Title 1 school. Our student population is 64% minority race. A little more than half of our students are in the English Language Learners program and about three quarters are on free or reduced lunches. An average of 47% of our students are reading below grade level. We have excellent teachers who love our students and teach them well. We have fantastic students who are creative and driven. We have wonderful families who are working hard to support themselves.

I believe one of the most important things a student can do to better their future is to read.

My Project

In recent years, librarians and teachers have expressed to publishers a need for more diversity in books and publishers are answering. However, the average copyright date of our library collection is 1998--a time well before the current push for diverse books.

This year, I would like to have students help me conduct a diversity audit on our collection and use the data gathered to purchase fiction and non-fiction books that better reflect our population and showcase diversity.

We need to update our collection to include books that act as windows to see the world from other perspectives and mirrors in which students see themselves reflected.

Mrs. Broadbooks
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cycle City • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What If... • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Suee and the Shadow • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
We Are Family • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Princess and the Pit Stop (Abrams Block Book) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Happy Hair • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Starring Carmen! • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
The Typewriter • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
A New School Year: Stories in Six Voices • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
Pelé: The King of Soccer • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Rabbit Listened • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Walk with Me • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
I See You • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Back to School with Bigfoot • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Isadora Moon Goes to School • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Albert’s Almost Amazing Adventure • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Phoebe Sounds It Out • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
The Crossover • AKJ Education $11.62 1 $11.62
Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
All the Way to Havana • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Explorers of the Wild • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Booked • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Lovely • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $11.28 1 $11.28
Nerdy Birdy • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Supergirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
The Library Book • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Sam & Eva • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Katana at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Singing in the Rain • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Wonder Woman at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Batgirl at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Monster Trouble! • Amazon Business $9.41 1 $9.41
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
La La La: A Story of Hope • Amazon Business $8.94 1 $8.94
Harley Quinn at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
The Great Thanksgiving Escape • Amazon Business $6.85 1 $6.85

Materials cost

$640.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$45.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$725.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.99

Total project goal

$853.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$853.29

2 Donors

-$853.29

Donations toward project cost

-$725.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$127.99

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$0.00

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