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Mrs. Ciccia from Middletown CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Dozen Multicultural Books That Every Child Should Read!

My students need the twelve multicultural books that every child should read!

  • $231 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My multicultural students need to read the "Dozen Multicultural Books Every Child Should Read." Help us bring this collection to our classroom.

My students are first graders in an urban area.

Most are eligible for free or reduced priced meals. The school is a small one, a place where we can really get to know our kids. Many students come to school without a solid foundation in literacy. Our students really want to learn, we just need to create the environment for this to happen.

My Project

We've requested a dozen books from a list of multicultural books that every child should read. The books contain an assortment of characters and themes that represent the diversity of our classrooms, our school, and our world. We will use the books to demonstrate to our students that people of all races and nationalities made important contributions to the world around us. We've selected books including Tar Beach and I Love My Hair! I believe these books will excite and engage my students in reading in a new way.

The achievement gap between children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and those from more affluent backgrounds is getting larger all the time.

This project will help me to give my students the chance they need to be better at reading!

Mrs. Ciccia
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Honey, I Love • AKJ Books $18.89 1 $18.89
I Love My Hair • AKJ Books $15.48 1 $15.48
What A Wonderful World George David Weiss, Bob Thiele, Ashle • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
My Name Is Maria Isabel (Turtleback School & Library Binding • AKJ Books $13.28 1 $13.28
Tar Beach • AKJ Books $13.14 1 $13.14
The People Could Fly: The Picture Book Leo Dillon, Leo Dillo • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Shades of Black • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Through My Eyes • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
The Good Luck Cat Joy Harjo, Paul Lee (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Abuela Arthur Dorros, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Margaret and Margarita, Margarita Y Margaret • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40

Materials cost

$163.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$196.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$34.61

Total project goal

$230.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$230.71

8 Donors

-$226.82

Donations toward project cost

-$196.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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