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Mrs. Metz from Oak Park MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books: A Culturally Inclusive Library

Help me give my students A culturally inclusive classroom library of diverse literature!

  • $279 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with a diverse group of emergent bilingual students who are eager to learn and excited to grow! My students speak a variety of languages and come from many cultural backgrounds. They possess the incredible skill of speaking multiple languages, and they bring rich cultural experiences to our school.

My students are creative, kind, hard-working, and curious.

They are an absolute joy to work with! They bring a wealth of knowledge and questions to the table, and it is incredible to watch them grow as learners.

My Project

As a teacher who works with emergent bilinguals from many cultural backgrounds, I have seen how a lack of representation of cultures and languages can impact students. Our kids need books that make them feel at home, that represent their cultures and languages. Their stories matter- and our classroom and school libraries need to reflect that.

My goal is to continue building a diverse picture book library, for my students to read and to share with other teachers.

By building up a library of diverse literature, especially picture books, teachers can use these stories as read alouds in all classrooms to build racial and cultural inclusivity in the classroom. My students will also have direct access to these books, to enjoy for their own free-reading time.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $14.12 1 $14.12
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
New Kid • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Ramadan (Celebrate the World) • Amazon Business $8.09 1 $8.09
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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