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Mrs. Ng from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books as Strong as Ginger: Children's Literature for Social Justice

My students need multicultural books for social justice that engage the universal themes of "home" and "belonging"!

  • $379 goal

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My Students

4th graders are inquisitive and hilarious, bright and brilliant, compassionate and empathetic. At our immersion school, they study core subjects in both English and Mandarin Chinese. Moreover, they engage in hands-on, projects-based learning, as students of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP).

As their teacher, I hope to nurture my students' growth as bilingual, diplomatic stewards of an ever-connected global community.

I feel it my responsibility to create a classroom environment- full of wonderful, high quality books- that will assist my students in developing greater intercultural understanding and respect for others. In the past, I have taught early childhood, specifically Kindergarten-2nd. As I venture into 4th grade this year, I am eager to create a classroom environment that is developmentally appropriate for older students, and I need all the help I can get!

My Project

I really hope to curate a classroom library that emphasizes the universal themes of “home” and “belonging." These are particularly relevant for my students, who are bilingual and bi-literate. At all times, they bridge at least two worlds, seeing, thinking, and breathing in two dominant languages. It would be so wonderful if my students could have access to books that help them navigate what it means to be American by birth or immigration and, moreover, what it means to have multiple homes.

These picture books will serve as windows and mirrors for my students, allowing them to glimpse into other worlds and, at the same time, see representative reflections of themselves.

I am ever hopeful that, through these books, my students will grow as active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Love As Strong As Ginger • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Going Home (Trophy Picture Books) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dear Juno (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
The Rainbow Tulip • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Sam And The Lucky Money (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Lemonade Club • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (Public Television Storytime Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Something Happened in Our Town: A Child's Story About Racial Injustice • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Amazing Grace (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Grandpa's Corner Store (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Jingle Dancer • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
You Have to Write • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Two Mrs. Gibsons • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Soul Looks Back in Wonder • Amazon Business $7.42 1 $7.42
Hannah Is My Name: A Young Immigrant's Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
My Mama Had A Dancing Heart (Orchard Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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