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Ms. Harper from Madison AL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Diverse Books for Culturally Diverse Children

My students need culturally diverse books that they can learn from and relate to.

  • $357 goal

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My Students

The future of the world is in my classroom today. One of the reasons I love teaching is that I get the chance to work with and influence the future leaders of our world. Every single day, I make it a point to remind my kids that they are leaders, champions, and world changers. I want my kids to know they are special, loved, and valued.

Currently, I have a group of eighteen seven- and eight-year-olds.

They are energetic, enthusiastic, and full of LIFE! My classroom is very diverse with a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. My students love learning, playing, and learning while playing.

My Project

I am so thankful to teach in such a wonderful and very diverse school district. In my classroom, many students come from other countries and are English Language Learners (ELLs). Every child has a different background and culture with diverse traditions. As a teacher, my goal is to have a classroom library that reflects the diversity found in my room. I want my students to be able to read books with stories and illustrations that they can identify with and that look like them. The world is such a beautiful place and I want to share this with my students. I want my kids to be able to read and learn about people from all around the world.

The books I have requested will enhance the learning and classroom community for my ELLs, as well as their classmates.

Reading books about diverse cultures encourages thoughtful discussions about the unique experiences of people around the world. In today's world, it is so crucial that we teach our kids about inspiring people who changed the world through kindness, peace, and tolerance. Thank you so much for considering my project!

Ms. Harper
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
We Came To America • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Tom's Special Talent - Dyslexia (Moonbeam book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Friend Like Simon - Autism / ASD (Moonbeam childrens book award winner 2009) - Special Stories Series 2 (Volume 1) • 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
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
I, Too, Am America • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.10 1 $9.10
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ruby's Wish • Amazon Business $7.90 1 $7.90
Crow Boy (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
If A Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks • Amazon Business $4.51 1 $4.51
All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03

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