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Mr. Iwersen from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Book Collection

Help me give my students enriching books that reflect the diversity within our room.

  • $488 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic and love school. For many of my students this is their first time experiencing learning in a large group setting. We are spending a lot of time learning about each other and how to care for those around us.

We are lucky to be in a culturally rich classroom where we can learn about diversity.

Honoring and appreciating each other's difference is an important part of our every day. I feel lucky to have five different languages spoken within our class.

My Project

I need a greater selection of culturally responsive books for read aloud time that better reflect the diversity within my room. Many of our classroom books are outdated and only feature characters that are white.

My class is comprised of students from five different countries.

We spend all year focusing on our class community and honoring our differences. However our books don't have characters or themes that reflect the many cultures within our class community. My students aren't able to see themselves in many of the books we currently have.

This project will greatly enhance our class library by providing books to engage my students. These books will not only be "mirrors" that reflect the students in my class, but they will be "windows" which will give students views of new and different lives unlike their own.

Mr. Iwersen
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Niño Wrestles the World • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Big Red Lollipop • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Radiant Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The last stop on market street • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Yo Soy Muslim • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Walk with Vanessa: A Story About a Simple Act of Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Trombone Shorty • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
A Bike Like Sergio's • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Fiesta Dress: A Quinceanera Tale • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Our Children Can Soar A Celebration of Rosa, Barack, and the Pioneers of Change • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Visiting Day • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin's Big Words The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Love My Hair! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Two Homes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Seeds of Freedom • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Full, Full, Full of Love • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$378.41

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$414.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$73.07

Total project goal

$487.16

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$487.16

4 Donors

-$418.84

Donations toward project cost

-$397.09

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.75

match offer

-$20.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$17.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$48.32

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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