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Ms. R. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Asian American Heritage One Book at a Time

My students need a collection of books that reflect their Asian American heritage.

  • $393 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work in Chinatown in Chicago. My classroom is 100% Asian-American. As a Kindergarten teacher, I spend lots of time reading aloud to my students. I feel it is important that they are exposed to stories with Asian-American characters as well as stories that they are able to relate to. I have selected 18 books that I feel would benefit my students as we work towards their understanding of family heritage and the value of cooperating within the community. My students will benefit greatly from these books because they are written in a way that not only I can read them, but as the year progresses the students will take ownership of the stories as their literacy skills develop. Please help my students become better readers by making connections with these stories.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chinese Children's Favorite Stories Mingmei Yip, Mingmei Yip (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
I Am Chinese American Amy Lee, A. Lee • Barnes and Noble $16.87 1 $16.87
Daisy Comes Home Jan Brett, Jan Brett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
I Love You like Crazy Cakes Rose A. Lewis, Jane Dyer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Five Chinese Brothers Claire Bishop, Kurt Wiese (Illustrator), Kurt Wiese • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale Retold by Lily Toy Hong, Lily T. Hong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 2 $27.12
My First Chinese New Year Karen Katz • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Seven Chinese Sisters Kathy Tucker, Grace Lin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding Lenore Look, Yumi Heo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Happy, Happy Chinese New Year! Demi Hitz, Demi • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Ruby Lu, Brave and True Lenore Look, Anne Wilsdorf, Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Red Is a Dragon Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Chinese Violin Madeleine Thien, Joe Chang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Empty Pot Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Chinese Fables Remembered Miwa Kurita, Miyoko Matsutani, Saoko Mitsukuri (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Round is a Mooncake: A Book of Shapes Roseanne Thong, Grace Lin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Ruby's Wish Shirin Yim Bridges, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Stone Soup Retold by Jon J. Muth, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56

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