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To increase students learning and engagement of reading books that they can connect to.

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Mary Alice Farrar Grant

School:
Campbell Park Elementary School 
Subject:
Language Arts 
Teacher:
Christine Carter 
Students Impacted:
18 
Grade:
Date:
May 30, 2018

Investor

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Rothman Family Foundation - $200.02

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Impact to My Classroom

# of Students Impacted: 18

All students deserve to see themselves in literature. Imagine going to a classroom library and most of the books do not reflect you. The books donated totally changed the climate of the classroom. Students were eager to read and ecstatic to see characters and stories the could relate. These book brought in new ideas and conversations to the class.

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Original Grant Overview

Goal

To increase students learning and engagement of reading books that they can connect to. 

 

What will be done with my students

Students will be able to invest in themselves of the books that are culturally related to them and have access to books they wouldn't normally have in their library. 

 

Benefits to my students

Each year, there are more children’s books published about animals than Black people. Black people have historically been, and continue to be, underrepresented, misrepresented, or invisible in children’s literature. Black male characters are even less visible, and even fewer still, are books reflecting positive and empowered depictions of Black boy.

Books that celebrate diversity teach girls that it is okay to self-express, identify, and create their own definition of Blackness, Black girlhood and Black womanhood in a society that often discourages Black girls from authoring their own narratives. Books about Black girls and women provide concrete alternatives to negative stereotypes about Black women and girls frequently perpetuated by popular media 

 

Describe the Students

18 students
Some students will be ESE and need other additional ways to reach academics,
I will have high performers who can work independently 

 

Budget Narrative

These books will be used in the classroom by all of the first grade team at Campbell Park. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut $12.00
2 Piecing Me Together $8.00
3 The Day You Begin $15.10
4 What If... $14.20
5 The Big Bed $13.91
6 My Brother Charlie $12.54
7 Dancing in the Wings $3.28
8 Penny and the Magic Puffballs: The adventures of Penny and the Magic Puffballs $11.96
9 Riley Can Be Anything $6.99
10 Magic Land $17.76
11 This Is the Dream $12.00
12 Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me $13.29
13 Visiting Day $9.00
14 Big Hair, Don't Care $11.99
15 Curlilocks and the Three Pink Pandas $8.00
16 Curlilocks and the Big Bad Hairbrush $8.00
17 Don't Throw It to Mo! (Mo Jackson) $3.00
18 LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King $9.00
19 Brown Girl Dreaming $10.00
  Total: $200.02

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