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Mrs. Langrehr from Sparta WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Windows & Mirrors: Diverse Books for Diverse Learners

Help me give my students engaging and diverse books for independent reading and read alouds.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

The students in my class are a diverse group of children who share the common desire to learn.

These young children are excited about school and motivated to grow and learn, despite the fact that over half of our school population is considered economically disadvantaged.

My second graders don't all share the same home language, due to our large population of English Learners, but that doesn't stop them from learning and playing together or motivating and cheering each other on.

My Project

These books will be used to engage, motivate, and excite my students. With these books, students will be excited to read, practice their literacy skills, and learn about the world.

Research says that children need access to lots of books and diverse books when they are learning to read.

These books will provide my students with increased choice and diversity when they are selecting books for independent reading. I selected these specific books because they represent mirrors, in which students can see themselves in the characters and situations, as well as windows, in which students will learn about cultures and lifestyles different than their own.

Mrs. Langrehr
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) • Amazon Business $9.09 2 $18.18
Because • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Home • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Magic Misfits: The Second Story • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Does It Mean to Be American? • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Mya in the Middle • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
How to Build a Hug: Temple Grandin and Her Amazing Squeeze Machine • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper (Frank Einstein series #6) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Dog Man #8 • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein Series #5): Book Five • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frank Einstein and the EvoBlaster Belt (Frank Einstein series #4): Book Four • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frank Einstein and the BrainTurbo (Frank Einstein series #3): Book Three • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Learn to Program (Kids Get Coding) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Coding in the Real World (Kids Get Coding) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A World of Programming (Kids Get Coding) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Frank Einstein and the Electro-Finger (Frank Einstein series #2): Book Two • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Howl at the Moon: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Digging for Dinos: A Branches Book (Haggis and Tank Unleashed #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Battle of the Boss-Monster: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #13) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
March of the Vanderpants: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #12) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10) (Notebook of Doom, The) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Sneeze of the Octo-Schnozz: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #11) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $4.88 1 $4.88
The Bad Guys in The Big Bad Wolf (The Bad Guys #9) • Amazon Business $4.77 1 $4.77
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$457.12

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.88

Total project goal

$585.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.85

5 Donors

-$408.00

Donations toward project cost

-$346.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.20

Matching donations from our partners

-$177.85

Match offers toward project cost

-$151.17

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.68

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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