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Mrs. Stonick from Pittsburgh PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners

Help me give my students the opportunity to see themselves in books as they develop a love of reading and a sense of identity.

  • $251 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with a highly diverse group of thoughtful and creative students. Our school is in the heart of Pittsburgh where one-third of our population are emergent multilingual learners who represent 18 countries and speak 14 different languages.

I am inspired every day by my students’ willingness to take risks in order to grow personally and as global citizens.

I am their teacher, but my students have taught me many lessons through their patience, persistence, and innovation.

My Project

These books will continue to enhance the culturally responsive classroom that I strive to create. My students are building a love of reading- each day I read to them, they read to themselves and they read to each other. The students I serve come from places all over the world and each of them brings their unique lived experience to our classroom.

It is vital that they see themselves and their families represented positively in the stories we read.

Each of these books was carefully chosen with my specific students in mind. There are many different cultures present in my classroom and one way to acknowledge and celebrate them is through literature.

Please consider supporting our classroom and helping my students build a sense of self alongside their love of reading.

Mrs. Stonick
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
The Fierce 44: Black Americans Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Pete the Cat's Giant Groovy Book: 9 Books in One (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Color Monster: A Story About Emotions • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
My Name is Not Refugee • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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