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Ms. Torrez from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Women in Science

Help me give my students inspiration to do brave amazing things in their lifetime with high-quality books about women.

  • $548 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Half of my students walked into the classroom this year new to our country and unable to speak English. They moved to Houston from various countries, including, but not limited to South America, China, Syria, and Africa. A vast majority of my class is considered at risk, both economically and academically.

Even though reading does not come easy for many of them, my students love to read and always get excited when they find characters in books that they can connect with.

Through literature, I want to show my students that women from all backgrounds can succeed in STEM-related fields.

The donated books will be divided between three SLA/ELA classes and will benefit every 3rd grade student at MWES.

My Project

Ask almost anyone what contributions Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking made to the scientific community, and most people would be able to give you an answer. On the other hand, when you ask about Marie Curie or Katherine Johnson, a vast majority have no idea who these women are.

As we all know, one chapter, one paragraph, or even one tiny sentence from an inspirational book, can change the course of your life.

For this reason, I am hoping to incorporate books about women in science into my classroom library. If girls are not told they can compete in STEM-related fields and are not given examples of women that have succeeded, they might not consider it as a viable option. By reading about women that have made contributions to the scientific community, girls will begin to see themselves as a ​future scientist and realize that the sky is the limit.

We read about Malala, now all the girls want to be brave. That was just one book. Imagine what your contribution would do for them.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
101 Black Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: Leaders in Black History • Amazon Business $27.85 1 $27.85
Ada Magnxedfica, cientxedfica /Ada Twist, Scientist (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Rosa Pionera, ingeniera / Rosie Revere, Engineer (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Bravo!: Poems About Amazing Hispanics • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.06 1 $15.06
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
What If... • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Have You Thanked an Inventor Today? • Amazon Business $13.83 1 $13.83
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
El dxeda en que descubres quixe9n eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Pedro Perfecto, arquitecto / Iggy Peck, Architect (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.67 1 $12.67
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Be Bold! Be Brave! Chiquitos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Iggy Peck's Big Project Book for Amazing Architects (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
My Shot: Balancing It All and Standing Tall • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
National Geographic Readers: Rosa Parks (Readers Bios) • Amazon Business $4.93 1 $4.93

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