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Ms. Poutre from Quincy MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Multi-Cultural Library

My students need books about different cultures and traditions around the world.

  • $830 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our student body is a wonderful mixture of different cultures. We have about 600 students in grades K-4, and our staff is full of amazing, dedicated people who truly love this school and its students.

Our kids love to read and are always excited for book-borrowing times in our library, as well as hearing their classroom teachers or media specialists read aloud to them.

We very much encourage students to be curious, independent, and caring. I see this mirrored in their use of our library; not just in reading, but in choosing a book, learning from it, and understanding that they are responsible for caring for that book while it's in their possession.

My Project

Our students come from many diverse backgrounds and need more books in the school library that reflect our multi-cultural community.

Our students need to see people of color and different cultures represented not just in non-fiction biographical titles, but in picture and storybooks as well.

The books in this project will help students feel represented in the literature they consume, as well as nurture our sense of the global community.

Titles like Cora Cooks Pancit, Thanking the Moon, Lailah’s Lunchbox, Sora and the Cloud, The Night of the Moon, Islandborn, and Festival of Colors follow characters from the Philippines, China, the UAE, Japan, Pakistan, the Dominican Republic, and India. All of these cultures are represented in our school, and should, therefore, be reflected in the books available for them to borrow from our school library.

Ms. Poutre
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 580 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Food, Your Food (Cloverleaf Books - Alike and Different) • Amazon Business $25.32 1 $25.32
My Language, Your Language (Cloverleaf Books - Alike and Different) • Amazon Business $25.32 1 $25.32
This Is My Country (Cloverleaf Books Where I Live) • Amazon Business $22.33 1 $22.33
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.06 1 $17.06
Living in Mexico • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Living in South Korea • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $16.01 1 $16.01
M is for Marrakech: An Alphabet Book of Cities Around the World • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Living in China • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Tiger in My Soup • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Bringing In the New Year • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Children Just Like Me: A new celebration of children around the world • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
The Ugly Vegetables • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
Sora and the Cloud • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
If the World Were a Village: A Book about the World's People, 2nd Edition (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Night of the Moon: A Muslim Holiday Story • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Kids Book of World Religions • Amazon Business $12.72 1 $12.72
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Living in India • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Living in Brazil • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Living in Russia • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Living in South Africa • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Living in . . . Australia • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Disney Parks Presents: It's A Small World • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Living in . . . Italy • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Cora Cooks Pancit • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
The Happiest Tree: A Yoga Story • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season • Amazon Business $8.37 1 $8.37
Whale Snow • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Red Is a Dragon: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Sarah's Passover (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Chelsea's Chinese New Year (Cloverleaf Books - Holidays and Special Days) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Funny Little Woman (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

Materials cost

$664.71

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$704.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$124.36

Total project goal

$829.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$829.04

1 Donor

-$829.04

Donations toward project cost

-$704.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$124.36

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$0.00

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