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Mrs. Rivas from San Dimas CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Diverse Literature!

My students need books that reflect their cultures, backgrounds, and issues that pertain to their lives on a daily basis!

  • $605 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Where do I begin? My students are an amazing group of teenagers who come to class daily excited to see what adventure we have in store. The greatest characteristic of my students is that they are diverse.

I have the honor of teaching students that come from a variety of cultural, socio-economic, and educational backgrounds.

My classroom is richer because of the diversity of the stories, experiences, and students, that make up my classroom.I want to ensure that I provide the resources that my students deserve.

My Project

I have had the honor of moving from elementary school to middle school this year. I have enjoyed every minute of teaching eight grade English and watching the role literature can have in my students' lives.

Unfortunately, it has become apparent that the resources in my classroom do not reflect the culturally diverse backgrounds of my students.

I hope to provide my students with books, literature, and characters that can form meaningful connections with. My students have been so willing to share their amazing backgrounds and stories with me and I want to honor their work by providing them with stories that mirror their own experiences.

Mrs. Rivas
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 175 students.

7 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Saints and Misfits • AKJ Education $13.86 2 $27.72
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $10.78 2 $21.56
All American Boys • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Vincent and Theo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Eleanor & Park • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Girl Mans Up • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom Over Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Freedom in Congo Square • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
When We Collided • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Saving Francesca • AKJ Education $6.56 2 $13.12
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $11.27 1 $11.27
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time • AKJ Education $10.95 1 $10.95
The Playbook • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Crossover • AKJ Education $10.28 1 $10.28
Such A Pretty Girl • AKJ Education $10.22 1 $10.22
Things Fall Apart: A Novel • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
The Odds of Lightning • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Charm & Strange • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
In Darkness • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Speak • AKJ Education $6.91 1 $6.91
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Night • AKJ Education $5.89 1 $5.89
Bless Me, Ultima • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
Esperanza Rising • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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