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Mrs. Normandeau from Columbia MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building a Diverse and Multicultural Library

Help me give my students new children's books in which they can see themselves and develop important social/emotional skills!

  • $327 goal

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My Students

In our class, we celebrate the two values most representative of our journey - community, and diversity. My first graders know that diversity is our greatest strength because celebrating and sharing our different cultures makes our learning more meaningful. Our school is a Title I school that serves an under-resourced community in need of greater access to culturally diverse books and inclusive educational experiences.

With your support, I can celebrate the diversity of my students, support their literacy and social-emotional development, and create opportunities for them to identify with different characters by stocking our library with multicultural children's books!

My Project

To establish strong relationships and create a sense of belonging for all students, my first graders continuously explore their identities and the ways our diverse identities come together to form an inclusive and caring community. One powerful way we engage in this work is through read alouds. The power of a book is found in its ability to share stories that students see themselves in as well as stories in which students learn to see the experiences of others.

Your support of this project will provide books for students to hear more stories that reflect their own lives and address critical social/emotional skills.

The diversity in the books included feature important people, events, and stories that will be integrated across all subject areas and will contribute to community building in our classroom. As all students in my class see the diverse representation of persistence and positive relationships in these books, they will be able to celebrate people in their lives and dream how they will be the next generation of leaders and change-makers.

Mrs. Normandeau
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ohana Means Family • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Except When They Don't • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
A Day with Yayah (Ages 3-8) • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Counting on Community • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Ruby Finds a Worry (Big Bright Feelings) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89

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