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Mrs. Rutherford from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating a Library That Reflects Diverse Cultures

Help me give my students a selection of chapter books that reflects their culture.

  • $584 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My school is a Title I school that sits in the heart of Washington, DC. I have a group of 67 students who are fun loving, eager-to-learn new things, excited about school and love to read. My classroom would be considered a melting pot of cultural heritage and social needs. Many of my students have been in the U.S. less than 4 years. They inspire me every day.

To meet their needs, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

My students will check out books much like a library. They have their favorite options in my very own classroom.

We would very much appreciate culturally diverse optional reading materials in our classroom!

Having extra reading options in my classroom will allow me to encourage a lifelong love of reading for my students.

Oftentimes, many of my students' are not able to select books that reflect their diverse culture In an effort to support my students, I've learned that I must first provide interesting books in our own classroom! My goal is to find at least one culturally interesting book for my students to independently read throughout each school year.

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Mrs. Rutherford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 67 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates • AKJ Education $11.68 5 $58.40
When I Was Puerto Rican A Memoir • AKJ Education $8.02 5 $40.10
Freedom Summer • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Caribbean Dream • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
Marisol McDonald no combina (Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match) • AKJ Education $13.10 2 $26.20
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 3 $19.68
Native American Heroes Osceola, Tecumseh & Cochise • AKJ Education $3.64 5 $18.20
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 2 $15.38
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Black Boy • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.59 2 $11.18
Return • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 2 $8.38

Materials cost

$433.67

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.56

Total project goal

$583.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$583.76

1 Donor

-$248.10

Donations toward project cost

-$248.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$291.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$248.10

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.78

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.78

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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