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Ms. T. from Calumet Park IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Wow! That Girl Has Braids Like Me

Help me give my students books that reflect their beautiful faces and minds.

  • $287 goal

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My Students

I have students with a wide range of abilities and needs. All students learn in a different way. I am my students' first contact with the school, and I want my students to be excited to come to school and learn.

My students will greatly benefit from the use of diverse literature in the classroom.

I want my children to see themselves in aspects of the world.School is a fun and exciting place for them. My mission is develop a love for learning that carries them to college.

My Project

I am asking for diversity books that allow my students to see themselves represented in a positive light. It is vital that my students see a representation of successful adults that look like them. When African American students are not exposed to diverse literature they often fail to connect with the content of the book.

Diverse books will be use in read alouds where my students can reflect on the events in the book and have the opportunity to draw positive correlations between their lives and the lives or stories of the characters that will be represented in the books.

Ms. T.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
African American Stories (10 Books) • AKJ Education $61.23 1 $61.23
African American Biographies (6 Books) • AKJ Education $42.99 1 $42.99
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Love My Hair A Coloring Book of Braids, Coils, and Doodle Dos • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
I Am Who I Am • AKJ Education $8.06 1 $8.06
And Here's to You! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Love My Haircut! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Games Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Families Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Schools Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Full, Full, Full of Love • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
My Family Adventure • AKJ Education $3.61 1 $3.61

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