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Mrs. Ilac from Guadalupe CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Celebrate All Cultures, Genders, Identities!

Help me give my students diverse books to promote diversity in my classroom!

  • $535 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a small town with a population of approximately 8,000. The school district strives to provide a quality education for all its students with a wide range of programs, and a talented staff dedicated to to the needs of its students. The district serves more than 1,300 students in grades TK-8.

During the last academic school year, our site shifted to an intermediate school site and we now serve grades 5-8 on the school campus.

We are constantly growing and we currently have just under 600 students on campus this year.

Our school is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education. One of the main goals for our site is to create a college-going culture and mindset that builds the expectation that all students—not just the best students succeed at college.

My Project

These books will support all students in understanding that there are many ways to be a kid! Students need to see themselves and their friends in the spaces they inhabit. Providing a print-rich​ environment that represents all kinds of kids will help create empathy and understanding.

We have a diverse community and books are one way to make our classrooms and library more inclusive spaces for everyone.

Your donation will ensure there are gender diverse books and culturally diverse books in my classroom and curriculum to use for instruction! Teachers will also be able to read these books further normalize our beautifully diverse community.

Mrs. Ilac
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Latino USA, Revised Edition: A Cartoon History • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $18.65 1 $18.65
It's All In The Frijoles: 100 Famous Latinos Share Real Life Stories Time Tested Dichos Favorite Folkta • Amazon Business $18.48 1 $18.48
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Growing Up Chicana/o • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $13.15 1 $13.15
The Other Half of Happy: (Middle Grade Novel for Ages 9-12, Bilingual Tween Book) • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
don Miguel Ruiz's Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Shouting at the Rain • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Benefits of Being an Octopus • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Boy in the Black Suit • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Blended • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Wishtree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Undefeated • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
Breakout • Amazon Business $8.38 1 $8.38
One for the Murphys • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Two Roads • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Thing About Jellyfish • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.80 1 $6.80

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