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Ms. Ramos from Edison NJ is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Diverse Books for a Diverse Classroom

Help me give my students diverse books that help them learn about themselves and make them feel like they have a valid place in the world.

  • $487 goal

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My Students

I am blessed to teach an amazing group of 2nd-grade students in a diverse classroom setting. My students truly have a passion for learning. They are hardworking, enthusiastic, and incredible. Within my classroom, I strive to create an environment that focuses on the importance of cultivating positive social and emotional skills and strong academic skills. I believe in supporting my students with their individual needs, which includes providing them with options to best support their interests and learning styles. My goal is to build a culture of kindness, inclusion, and acceptance so all students can thrive.

My Project

This project seeks to provide diverse books that represent my students. These books will be added to our class library, giving all students access to new and great books! Putting books with diverse characters into the hands of students allows them to view the world from the character's point of view. Having these books help all students develop empathy and appreciation for diversity. By having diverse high-interest storybooks, our youngest readers will be able to find and read the books they can relate to easily. I am eager to give students the opportunity to read some fantastic, diverse books and get excited about reading! When students see themselves in books, they are more invested in their learning and reading success.

A welcoming and diverse classroom requires students to see themselves represented in the books available.

Additionally, it is crucial for students to see their culture represented. Many of the books listed are specific to the holidays they celebrate, such as Diwali, Holi, Lunar New Year, and Ramadan. As a first-year teacher in this school, creating a more diverse collection of books for students has been one of my top goals.

Ms. Ramos
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Binny's Diwali • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
The Magical Yet • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Bindiya in India • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
The Smart Cookie (The Food Group) • Amazon Business $15.48 1 $15.48
Shubh Diwali! • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
The Whatifs • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Our Table • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Saturday at the Food Pantry • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Ruby's Chinese New Year • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Proudest Blue • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
We Are Family • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Because • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book, 1) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Our Favorite Day of the Year • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
The Gift of Ramadan • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (Picture Puffin Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Story of Ruby Bridges • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rosa's Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
A Chair for My Mother (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39

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