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Ms. Berg from Salt Lake City UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Cultural Awareness

Help me give my students the opportunity to read some wonderful literature in small groups, as well as provide books they can read at home.

  • $541 goal

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My Students

I teach 6th Grade in a culturally diverse school with students from over 40 countries, with over 60 languages spoken in their homes.

I am working on building up a collection of books that are culturally appropriate and that help them understand the many complex social issues we are facing in our world today.

My students struggle with finding books with characters who look like them, as well as characters who have had similar experiences in their lives.

My Project

These books will help students develop stronger reading and discussion skills, as well as giving them the opportunity to learn about the culture of other students in our class and school. Students will also lead class discussions based on their reading.

Students will read in small groups and have the opportunity to check out books to read at home.

Becoming more civically aware is crucial to 6th Grade students, and living in a community as culturally diverse as the neighborhood where our school is located makes it especially important. Books such as those I am requesting will give them that much needed contact.

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

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This project will reach 144 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Good Kind of Trouble • Amazon Business $13.74 6 $82.44
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.51 6 $69.06
Blended • Amazon Business $8.99 6 $53.94
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $7.92 6 $47.52
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.64 6 $45.84
Kamala Harris: Rooted in Justice • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.10 2 $24.20
Booked (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98

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