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Mrs. DeChirico from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Diversity Into the Classroom

Help me give my students a multi-cultural library to help celebrate and learn about our unique backgrounds.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

I teach 21 third grade students in a gifted and talented classroom setting. My students come from families who are new to the country. Some of my students require special services. My students come from varied backgrounds with different economic needs. My students are very bright and they seek enrichment activities.

They like to move, they love to read, and they love lots of positive attention.

Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status.

My students are creative, clever, and very spontaneous.

My Project

By donating these books to my classroom the students will be able to learn about different cultures through literature. I am trying to grow my library in a way that my students will encounter characters that are not all alike. These books have characters from India, Africa, Ukraine, and others.

My students come from a wide variety of countries and reading books about where their classmates are from will help promote acceptance of others.

The kids become very excited when they see that book characters can be created to be like themselves and their families. Building a community that celebrates differences is important in my classroom.

Mrs. DeChirico
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair: An Empowering Fairy Tale (Growing with Love) • Amazon Business $10.82 1 $10.82
Let's Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali! (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let's Celebrate Ramadan & Eid! (Muslim Festival of Fasting & Sweets) (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 4) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Babushka is Homesick • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Cinderella Stories Around the World: 4 Beloved Tales (Multicultural Fairy Tales) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Children of the Longhouse • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
On Point (2) (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05

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