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Mrs. R from Staten Island NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Cultures Alive in Literature

Help me give my students a culturally diverse library that exposes them to stories from all different backgrounds! Our students yearn to read chapter books with characters that look like them!

  • $284 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are hard working and kind. They look forward to a day of learning, whether it’s spending time in their book clubs, working with their writing partners, or brushing up on their multiplication facts. They have made so much progress since the beginning of the year because of the hard work they put in on a daily basis. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful class that show a love of learning and “bucket filling” qualities each and every day.

My Project

Creating a multiculturally diverse library will allow our students to read about characters from all around the world. Our students yearn to read stories with characters that look like them and have similar backgrounds. We will use these new chapter books to create book baskets that focus on cultures, rather than the traditional leveled library. We selected many books that are part of series because our students love reading about characters across a series, focusing on how the character stays true across multiple books. Having a culturally diverse library will increase our students' eagerness and love for reading!

Our students have expressed a wish for this multicultural classroom library and we know you can help us make their wish come true!!!

Mrs. R
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $6.93 2 $13.86
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • Amazon Business $6.93 2 $13.86
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble (Nikki & Deja) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Halfway to Perfect: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues • Amazon Business $5.67 2 $11.34
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.78 2 $9.56
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 2 $6.58
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pizza Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Six (6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Yasmin the Friend • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Don’t Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Lola Levine: Drama Queen • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme (Lola Levine (3)) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$207.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$241.03

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.53

Total project goal

$283.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$283.56

4 Donors

-$141.77

Donations toward project cost

-$120.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.26

match offer

-$141.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.52

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.27

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$0.00

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