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Ms. Reka from Burien WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Culturally Responsive Classroom Library

My students need a classroom library that reflects them. All of these books and games in this project were written by an author of color, feature main characters of color, or feature a non-dominant language.

  • $557 goal

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My Students

I teach in a beautifully culturally diverse community that speaks various languages. My students are high achievers in an English dominant classroom, but deserve to have their culture and heritage represented in their classroom library and materials. My school is supportive of all cultures and languages, but does not have the funds to physically support with multilingual materials, as it is a Title 1 School. Help these students maintain their language and culture as they master the Common Core in English!

My Project

My students need a classroom library that reflects them. My students are a culturally diverse group who speak a variety of languages. Though my class is taught in English, these students deserve to see themselves in their classroom and not see their cultures or languages as "other". My goal is to represent authors of color, main characters of color and various languages in my classroom library as often or more so than English dominant materials. All of these books and games were either written by an author of color, feature main characters of color, or feature a non-dominant language. Furthermore, all materials were selected from by the groups they represent as culturally responsive texts.

Ms. Reka
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trickster: Native American Tales, A Graphic Collection • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Didi Keidi y los zapatos mágicos (Spanish Edition) (Didi Keidy/Heidi Heckelbeck) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
A Path of Stars (Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. Children's and Young Adult. Honorable Mention (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon Business $14.22 1 $14.22
Didi Keidy y el conjuro mágico # 2 (Didi Keidy/Heidi Heckelbeck) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Novedades Montecarlo Turista Mexicano Game • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
A Song For Cambodia • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Am I small? Ter khnhom touch men te?: Children's Picture Book English-Khmer/Cambodian (Bilingual Edition/Dual Language) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Son Who Returns (PathFinders) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Rain Is Not My Indian Name • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Clemente! • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
El Soñador: (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Table Where Rich People Sit (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Other Way to Listen • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Buffalo Woman • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Birchbark House • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Playing Loteria /El juego de la loteria (Bilingual) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol: Bilingual Spanish-English • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Happy Like Soccer • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
So Far from the Bamboo Grove • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Brave and True • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
La receta secreta (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
El cumpleaños de la abuela (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Con cariño, Amalia (Love, Amalia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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