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Ms. Eagle from Saint Ann MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books That Represent My Own Culture? Yes, Please!

My students need authentic texts that include their home language and people that look like them.

  • $288 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will be teaching several groups of English Language Learners this year. They come from various backgrounds, including academic abilities, cultures, home languages, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Something that they have in common, however, are that they are eager to learn and are curious about the world.

Many of my students aren't able to "see" themselves in the classroom.

The textbooks, reading books, and wall decorations may not represent their skin color or their culture. I want them to feel welcomed and comfortable in class.

My Project

My students are amazing. They have so much going on in their lives, but strive to do their best. Many classrooms don't have positive representations of different cultures. Students aren't able to feel connected or a sense of belonging.

I believe that this collection of novels will help students to feel connected.

I have chosen different cultures, different reading levels, and different styles of texts. My hope is that the more my students can see themselves, and read about others like them, the more they will feel a sense of connection within our school. It is so important for them to feel that they belong.

Ms. Eagle
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
¡Sí! Somos latinos ( Yes! We are Latinos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #2: MVP Summer • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Yes! We Are Latinos: Poems and Prose About the Latino Experience • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Missing Chancleta and Other Top-Secret Cases / La chancleta perdida y otros casos secretos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook • Amazon Business $8.66 1 $8.66
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Confetti Girl • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Coco: A Story about Music, Shoes, and Family • Amazon Business $7.35 1 $7.35
Until I Find Julian • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tortilla Sun • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Tequila Worm • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Gaby, Lost and Found: A Wish Novel • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Zombie Baseball Beatdown • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
How Tia Lola Ended Up Starting Over (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
De como tia Lola salvo el verano (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $4.63 1 $4.63
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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