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Ms. Lew from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month With Diverse Books!

Help me give my students diverse books to help celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

  • 2 donors
  • $330 goal

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My Students

My first and second-grade students are an awesome group of students who are energetic, curious, and love learning. My students are a diverse group that includes English language learners, students with special needs, and those from low socioeconomic backgrounds. At our Title I school which is close to downtown Los Angeles, 84 percent of the students qualify for reduced or free lunch, 29% are English Learners and 28% are students with disabilities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my students had been learning from home since March 2020 and after more than a year, in April 2021, some students finally returned to in-person learning. My students are so happy to be back in our classroom and whether in-person or online, they have a positive mindset, are working hard, and are making progress. They continue to amaze me with their resilience, positivity, and ability to care for one another.

My Project

With the recent increase in violence against Asian Americans, many politicians and educators are demanding that a more complete version of Asian American history be taught in our public schools. For my young learners, they can begin to learn about the diverse cultures of Asian Americans through literature and discussions.

Access to books written about the Asian American experience and its heroes will help my students understand that our differences should be respected and celebrated.

Throughout the school year, we have celebrated other groups and this month, during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we can recognize the important role that Asian Americans have played in American history. Whether reading about Hawaiian traditions in Ohana Means Family or reading about the relationship between a young girl and her grandmother in Grandmother's Visit, my students will not only be exposed to cultures they may not be familiar with, but also discover that there are many things we all have in common.

Ms. Lew
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Ohana Means Family • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Are You an Echo?: The Lost Poetry of Misuzu Kaneko • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Ojiichan's Gift • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Map into the World • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Hiromi's Hands • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Grandmother’s Visit • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Butterflies for Kiri • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (English and Japanese Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Juna's Jar • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Fish for Jimmy: Inspired by One Family's Experience in a Japanese American Internment Camp • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Bracelet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Grandfather's Journey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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