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Ms. Williams from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity Thru Read Alouds - I See Me

Help me give my students culturally diverse books that represent strong characters from many different cultures.

  • $245 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade students come from various cultural backgrounds and live in a diverse community in an inner city. Many come from low-income homes and several speak English as a second language. They come to school with inquisitive minds and a desire to learn. We set our learning goals weekly and work diligently together to achieve them.

My students are engaged and strive to be the best they can be.

Our mantra is: "Goals we set are goals we get!"

Each day presents new opportunities to share their love of learning in many creative ways. Providing each student with the best possible environment to maximize their learning experience is of great importance in helping to attain each students' goals. It is important for this population of students to have access to hands-on materials that help support the curriculum they are learning about.

My Project

My students come from culturally diverse backgrounds and I would like to incorporate more literature that is culturally relevant to their lives. We will use the books for read alouds and as a springboard for discussions so that we can learn to appreciate each other's differences and embrace our similarities. These books will enrich my students knowledge of other cultures and help them to be proud of who they are.

I believe that by having books with characters that my students can relate to will help to instill a passion for reading and a love of literature.

Please help us make our project come to life!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP506 - Classroom Supply Caddies - Set of 6 Colors • Lakeshore Learning Materials $31.99 1 $31.99
Butterflies on Carmen Street (Mariposas en la calle Carmen) • AKJ Education $16.95 1 $16.95
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Our Children Can Soar A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love Saturdays y domingos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Count Your Way Through China • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Keena Ford and the Second-Grade Mix-Up • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

Materials cost

$175.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$208.19

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.74

Total project goal

$244.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$244.93

2 Donors

-$110.85

Donations toward project cost

-$109.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

match offer

-$116.28

Match offer toward project cost

-$98.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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Project Activity

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