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  • $199 goal

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Ms. Crook
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

World Changers!

The cost of 13 books from Barnes and Noble for this proposal is $187, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I have been teaching first grade in the South Bronx for the past three years. If there is anything I have noticed about six year olds, they are very interested in justice, or, to be more accurate, they are very aware when something is not fair for them personally or for them as a class! This passion for fairness might be the reason why every single year, my students become so excited when we study the people I like to call World Changers or Rule Breakers. (Don't all children love to learn about times when breaking the rules turns out to be a good thing!) As all of my children are Hispanic or African American, I especially want to fill my library with books about great Hispanic and African American leaders. I also need books about people, especially women, from all different races who have made a positive difference in the world. Please help me fill up my library with books about people who have made a difference such as Fridah Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Sojourner Truth, Rachel Carson... and others. I know how inspiring great people are to my students. We already know all about Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez, to name two but we want to know more. I need more books about these phenomenal individuals and others to encourage my students to also become world changers. My future world changers now and in the future will benefit from this rich classroom resource (and so might the whole world!)

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Kathleen Krull, Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Show Way Jacqueline Woodson, Hudson Talbott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Other Side Jacqueline Woodson, Earl Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Rosa Nikki Giovanni, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator), Brian Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
A Clean Sea : The Rachel Carson Story Carol Hilgartner Schlank, Barbara Metzger, Judith Love Cohen (Editor), David A. Katz (Illustrator), David Arthur Katz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.55 1 $8.55
Diego Rivera Adam R. Schaefer, A. R. Schaefer • Barnes and Noble $6.84 1 $6.84
Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly Walter Dean Myers, Leonard Jenkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Diego Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Listening to Crickets: A Story About Rachel Carson Candice F. Ransom, Shelly O. Haas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Picture Book of Sojourner Truth Gershom A. Adler, Gershom Griffith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Frida Kahlo, The Artist Who Painted Herself (Smart About the Art Series) Margaret Frith, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Escape North!: The Story of Harriet Tubman Monica Kulling, Teresa Flavin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36

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