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Ms. Taveras from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Muslim Culture To Our Libraries!

Help me give my students books that reflect the lives of Muslims & Muslim Americans!

  • $194 goal

This project expired on January 16, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Students here have a hunger to learn, be heard and be challenged intellectually. This Title I school is a small-knit community with only a little over 300 students on the fifth floor of a building in the South Bronx. What some people might consider an isolation and impediment actually gives us the space we need to foster strong relationships with and high expectations of our young learners.

Being newcomers and descendants of people from Latin America, the African continent and its diaspora, many of these students have great English language needs and even greater cultural strengths.

It is here where they are able to fully embrace their identity and use it to foster positive socio-emotional development and academic success.

My Project

As we enter the new school year, we enter a great opportunity to check our bookshelves and curriculum to see how representative we are of students of different backgrounds. One way to achieve that is through the addition of texts by and about Muslims and Muslim Americans.

Stories about Muslim Americans of all colors, navigating the United States and beyond, will help our students better be able to connect with others as global citizens.

For students who directly identify with these characters, this inclusion will prove integral in our continued efforts in community building. For those who don't, the opportunity to learn and become more knowledgeable of Islamic culture and its people will build understanding and empathy- things we all need and thrive from.

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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Written in the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
SHOUT • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory): The Story of Muhammad Ali • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Green Bicycle • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Watched • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court • Amazon Business $7.22 1 $7.22
Saints and Misfits • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Power Forward (Zayd Saleem, Chasing the Dream) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
That Thing We Call a Heart • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Garden of My Imaan • Amazon Business $5.43 1 $5.43
For Every One • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95

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