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Mrs. Hill from Salinas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Social Justice & Current Event Issues Into Our Classroom

My students need books about social justice icons and refugees like I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, Stepping Stones: A Refugee Story and The Two Rabbits.

  • $438 goal

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My Students

I teach a special education class of kinder through sixth graders. They spend part day with me and part with same age peers. My classroom is in rural California and many of my students' families work in the fields of the agricultural industry. My students, however, dream of being police officers, doctors, and teachers. As economically disadvantaged, learning disabled students the odds are stacked against them. The neighborhood where our school is located is notorious for gang-violence and school is one of the only safe places for our students. I also teach migrant children after school and work with home/hospital students who are too ill to come to school.

My Project

Even in our Special Education classroom, students are concerned and afraid about current events and politics.

This project would allow us to bring picture books that discuss icons of civil rights like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and stories about the refugee experience that are accessible to my special needs students.

Many of my students are very familiar with migrant and immigration issues and while this is beyond my sphere of influence as a classroom teacher, giving my students the language to discuss these critical issues is providing an essential service to my kids. In addition, a couple of these books are trilingual in English, Spanish and Mixtec (An Indigenous Mexican language) so that they can be fully accessible to all of my students.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching (Linguistic Diversity and Language Rights) • Amazon Business $37.93 1 $37.93
El Pinatero/The Pinata Maker (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.85 1 $20.85
My Beautiful Birds • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $16.35 1 $16.35
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family's Journey (Arabic and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
Where Will I Live? • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Teacup • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Two White Rabbits • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
My Two Blankets • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
¿Qué quieres ser? What Do You Want To Be? ¿Na coniún kiún?: Como los padres ayudan sus hijos. How Parents Help Their Kids. (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Colour of Home • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Yara, My Friend from Syria • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
This Is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From • Amazon Business $8.96 1 $8.96
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Gleam and Glow • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Red Pencil • Amazon Business $7.51 1 $7.51
From Far Away (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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