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Mr. Ko from Cottage Grove MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Authentic Books for All Students

Help me give my students culturally authentic texts to validate and affirm them. These books are beneficial for all students!

  • $816 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our EL students are from diverse backgrounds, primarily Hmong, Spanish, and Somali speakers. Students live in Cottage Grove, Minnesota and surrounding cities.

The school is identified as Title I and many families are from low-income backgrounds.

EL students would benefit greatly from reading culturally authentic books that foster language and identity. I believe these books are beneficial for all students so our EL team has the EL library accessible for all students at Crestview Elementary School.

My Project

These culturally authentic books will make a huge difference and receive lots of love as they are used for classroom lessons, read alouds, and in the EL library for the entire school to check out.

These culturally authentic books are great at validating and affirming student cultures.

It is important to have quality texts that delve deeper into language and culture. These books will help foster student identity and allow others to learn about people. These books will help with understanding and create opportunities for conversations and relationships to grow.

Mr. Ko
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
What Can You Do With a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.93 1 $15.93
D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet (Alphabet Books) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
D Is for Drinking Gourd: An African American Alphabet (Alphabet Books) • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Sweetest Kulu 5th Anniversary Limited Edition • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Sweetest Kulu 5th Anniversary Limited Edition • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Paper Wishes • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
The Talking Eggs • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $14.03 1 $14.03
Brave • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Brave • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Jalapeno Bagels • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Jalapeno Bagels • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
We Are Family • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Beautiful Moon • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Orange Shoes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Orange Shoes • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Deena Misses Her Mom (Books By Teens) (Volume 20) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Tar Beach (Caldecott Honor Book) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Deena Misses Her Mom (Books By Teens) (Volume 20) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? (What Can You Do with a Paleta Spanish Edition ) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sami and the Time of the Troubles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tortilla Factory • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sami and the Time of the Troubles • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Song for Harlem (Scraps of Time) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Paper Wishes • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

Materials cost

$641.48

Vendor shipping charges

$12.46

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$693.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.39

Total project goal

$815.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$815.95

2 Donors

-$815.95

Donations toward project cost

-$693.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.39

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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