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Mr. Aragón from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Our Classroom Library!

Help me give my students access to a diverse classroom library including texts that empower students to be self-aware and self-regulate.

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our classroom community is full of energy, curiosity, and hard work. My students often ask "Why?" because they are eager to learn more about the world. Their curiosity inspires me to bring more real-world experiences to the classroom.

These active learners are eager to engage through concrete and real-life learning experiences.

Students can benefit (and often need) concrete and real-life examples to help make math concepts come to life. They are eager to engage in hands-on activities to help them learn and grow.

My Project

Our classroom library is slowly growing and I would like to have texts that highlight our beautifully diverse world. Our classroom is in need of texts that represent the people in our community and our world.

A diverse classroom library will give students the opportunity to see themselves and others in the texts that we read.

I believe that this is crucial for students to affirm who they are and where they come from. I also think it's crucial that they have the opportunity to read about many types of people with many types of lived experiences so we create a more inclusive and compassionate world.

Mr. Aragón
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ohlone Past and Present: Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Region (Ballena Press Anthropological Papers ; No. 42) • Amazon Business $23.95 1 $23.95
The Costanoan/Ohlone Indians of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Area: A Research Guide (Formerly Ballena Press Anthropological Papers, No. 46) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Super Fluffy to the Rescue (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
Walking Eagle: The Little Comanche Boy • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
If You Lived Here: Houses of the World • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey with Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $12.62 1 $12.62
What Do You Celebrate?: Holidays and Festivals Around the World • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
Can I Touch Your Hair?: Poems of Race, Mistakes and Friendship • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
A Little SPOT of Happiness • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT of Love • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Can Be Anything! Don't Tell Me I Can't • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Miwok (Spotlight on the American Indians of California) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
The Ohlone (Spotlight on the American Indians of California) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
A Little Scribble SPOT: A Story About Colorful Emotions • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
A Little SPOT of Confidence: A Story About Believing In Yourself • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anxiety: A Story About Calming Your Worries • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Anger: A Story About Managing BIG Emotions • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Snippet Jar • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little Peaceful SPOT: A Story About Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Little SPOT of Sadness: A Story About Empathy And Compassion • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
This Is How I Do It: One Day in the Life of You and 59 Real Kids from Around the World • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
I Am Loved • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Yaffa and Fatima: Shalom, Salaam • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Life of the California Coast Nations (Native Nations of North America) • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
What's on Your Plate?: Exploring the World of Food • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Superhero for President (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Camp Hero Double Trouble (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Mighty Pet Sitter (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Aztec Coloring Book! Discover These Coloring Pages For Kids • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
Team Earth Takeover (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Super Spooked (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
Queen of the Spelling Bee (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
An Extra-Ordinary Girl (Ellie Ultra) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
Who Was Bob Marley? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
The Very First Americans (All Aboard Books) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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