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Ms. Garcia from Burlingame CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating Diversity to Raise Empathy through Multicultural Books

My students need books that celebrate diversity and promote social justice as well as those that teach about diverse influential people in history who have made an impact in the world.

  • $638 goal

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My Students

My class belongs to public school in a suburb of San Francisco. It is full of hard-working, motivated, kind, and respectful children. They enjoy learning about the world around them through books and online resources. They also especially love to read!

I have a class full of learners who are becoming critical thinkers motivated to make the world a better place.

My school serves a range of diverse students, so within my class, we seek opportunities to celebrate the differences between us! However, my kids often come to school with questions about people they see beyond the walls of our school and don't know how to make sense of them. For example, one student asked about homelessness in San Francisco after visiting the city over the weekend. This question inspired so many more from other children in the class. I realized in this moment how important this matter was to them and how they were already, at the ages of 7 and 8, seeking ways to make a change in the world. These are the kinds of critical thinkers and problem solvers I work with every day!

My Project

With these new books, my students will be exposed to a more diverse representation of the history of our world than the average text book currently portrays. My students will better understand how society has come to be what it is today and will also learn about some individuals who have shaped the world as we know it. These books will help my students develop connections from their own lives to important inventions of yesterday. These stories will inspire my students to develop a passion for learning about diversity and social justice. Stories of everyday heroes raise empathy for others, encourage critical thinking, and inspire children to act with compassion. These books will be the center of our social studies curriculum for the year, which is integrated with both our writing and arts curriculum as well. They would be an incredible addition to enhance our multicultural library in class!

Ms. Garcia
Grades PreK-2

This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country (A Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
La Frontera / The Border: El viaje con papá/ My Journey With Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
It's A Hip Hop Hip Hop World For Every B-Boy and B-Girl: African American Children's Book • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Is Hip-Hop? • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Azzi In Between • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $9.94 1 $9.94
Graffiti: A Children's Guide to the Origins of Hip Hop (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $8.41 1 $8.41
Ramadan Moon • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hip Hop Land • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
The Tequila Worm • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How Many Days to America?: A Thanksgiving Story • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
¡Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.30 1 $3.30

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