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Ms. Diaz from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Represented Readers

My students need a culturally relevant and engaging class set of books for our classroom library.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are intelligent, curious fifth graders who love learning about the world around them and the ways in which they can contribute as scholars. Located in a low income neighborhood composed of primarily Latino and some African American families, my students come from diverse individual backgrounds that help encourage their resilience, eagerness, and dedication to their learning. My students often have difficulty gaining access to resources outside of the classroom like school supplies, books, etc.

However, no matter their background, each student in my classroom holds a shared sense of pride and investment in their education.

They pride themselves in their passion for knowledge.

My Project

In a society where my students cultural identities are often times erased and ignored within the media, it is important for them to have access to academic resources that represent their cultures in a positive light. My Latino and African American students need access to books that are both engaging and culturally relevant in order to further inspire their excitement to read.

With these new books, my students will finally have access to positive representations of themselves that will strengthen their excitement and dedication to growing their reading levels.

I am positive that each of these books will be read continuously and with increasing joy as each student learns about their own identities, those of their peers, and of those around the world.

Ms. Diaz
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spanish Heritage - Fiction (12 Books) • AKJ Education $70.96 1 $70.96
African American Stories (12 Books) • AKJ Education $61.27 1 $61.27
Multicultural Stories (9 Books) • AKJ Education $53.03 1 $53.03
Spanish Heritage - Fiction (7 Books) • AKJ Education $46.39 1 $46.39
Spanish Heritage - Nonfiction (5 Books) • AKJ Education $39.56 1 $39.56
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sarah, sencilla y alta (Sarah, Plain And Tall) • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
La Casa en Mango Street • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
The House on Mango Street • AKJ Education $7.68 1 $7.68
The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $7.54 1 $7.54
Me, Frida • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Holes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Diary of a Young Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
I Am Rosa Parks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$393.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.05

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$461.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$81.39

Total project goal

$542.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$542.62

1 Donor

-$271.30

Donations toward project cost

-$230.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.69

match offer

-$271.32

Match offer toward project cost

-$230.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.70

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$0.00

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