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Ms. P. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Relevant Literature for a Culturally Diverse Class

Help me give my students books with protagonists of many cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds: books that will provide "mirrors" of their own experiences as well as "windows" to the lives of those with different backgrounds and experiences.

  • $183 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

My students are intelligent and creative 5th graders curious to explore their world.

They work hard every day, learning as much as they can so they can someday be world-changers. My students come from a variety of ethnic , cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, but we unite as one everyday in our class.

My Project

Research shows that students get more excited about reading and literature when they see themselves reflected in books they read. Furthermore, students often seek out books whose protagonists face the same types of issues as the students reading them.

The books I chose for this project tell the stories of recent immigrants -- like many of my students -- who face and overcome many challenges unique to the immigrant experience.

As much of classroom literature often reflects a white, middle-class experience, my goal in this project is to provide a greater breadth of protagonists that will reflect the students in my classroom. I strived to choose books that showed many experiences that avoid the danger of telling only one story about a group of students--recognizing that no culture is a monolith--and that every student and protagonist has their own unique story.

Ms. P.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Islandborn • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Bamboo People • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Tequila Worm • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Shooting Kabul (The Kabul Chronicles) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Before We Were Free • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$122.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.84

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$154.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$27.31

Total project goal

$182.04

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$182.04

2 Donors

-$182.04

Donations toward project cost

-$154.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.31

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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