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Ms. Aiello from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Characters That Look Like Me!

My project needs multicultural books that depict characters like the students in my class: African American, Asian, and Hispanic. I have selected a number of Multicultural sets about Holidays, Children of the World, and such titles as On Mother's Lap, Fiesta, Round is a Moon Cake and Whoever You Are.

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I am a second year Kindergarten teacher in a low-income public school in Oakland, Ca. Over 90% of our student population qualifies for the federally funded breakfast/lunch program. I teach a variety of students from a multitude of different cultures, Philipino, African American, Chinese, and Hispanic.I have some books in my library and I have spent a lot of time and money acquiring the books. However, my classroom library lacks books featuring African American, Hispanic and Asian children. My students LOVE to read and be read to. They would greatly benefit from the exposure of characters from many different ethnic groups and it would help them to appreciate the diverse society that they live in.Please help me build a strong multicultural foundation with the multicultural books I have selected. These books will allow my students accessibility to real literature and it will hook them and excite them to learn about the world around them, as well as validate where they come from. By providing my students with books that show multicultural characters, like themselves, you will provide resources that build on the basic curriculum and on the equity we are trying to bring into our classroom community. These books will allow my students to know so much more about themselves, others and the world. Thank you so much.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Multicultural Big Book - Bread Around the World • Nasco $22.45 1 $22.45
RR850X - Multicultural Stories Paperback Library • Lakeshore Learning $89.50 1 $89.50
CB286 - Celebrating Holidays Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $35.00 1 $35.00
BB644 - Whoever You Are Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 1 $15.99
BB645 - Round Is a Mooncake Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $14.95 1 $14.95
BB646 - Here Are My Hands Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 1 $15.99
BB643 - ?Fiesta! Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 1 $15.99
BB642 - On Mother?s Lap Hardcover Book • Lakeshore Learning $15.99 1 $15.99
BK730X - Multicultural Big Book Set • Lakeshore Learning $129.00 1 $129.00

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