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Mrs. Clark from Garden City KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Colorful Copies (of Books) in Clark's Classroom

My students need to see literature in the classroom that they can identify with.

  • $166 goal

This project expired on June 26, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of a wonderfully diverse group of students. I have students who speak English, Spanish, Karen, Arabic, French, and so many more.

Having such a wide array of students has led to some challenges in finding literature that they can relate to.

My hope is to furnish my classroom with a variety of books that my unique students can identify with and learn from; not just your average high interest books, but those dealing with social class, ethnicity, religion, etc.

My Project

There are over 25 different languages spoken in our school district, which makes my classroom a cultural melting pot of languages and nationalities. Finding literature that all of my students can relate to can be a real challenge with so many different groups in one room.

Not only do I want to welcome my students with my words and actions, I want to welcome them with the selection of books I provide for them.

I want my students to be able to come into my classroom and find a book on the shelf that's about someone like them.

I have a large classroom library that I've amassed over the years, but I would like to include more multicultural works for my kids. I believe that giving students access to literature they can relate to will just increase their likelihood of picking up a book. My students are required to read at least 20 novels per year for their independent reading goals, and with a limited selection of culturally diverse books to choose from, many are having trouble finding books they are interested in. Due to that, some students are not reaching their full potential grade-wise. Having a more diverse selection of books will help all of my students find interesting books to read, and reach their full classroom potential.

Mrs. Clark
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The 57 Bus • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $9.74 1 $9.74
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
My Family for the War • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
All American Boys • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Enrique's Journey • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ball Don't Lie • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Kindness for Weakness • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Code Talker • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Growing Up Muslim Understanding the Beliefs and Practices of Islam • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98

Materials cost

$102.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$7.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.53

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.89

Total project goal

$165.91

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$165.91

3 Donors

-$115.91

Donations toward project cost

-$98.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.39

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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