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Mrs. Mendonca from Dublin CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books in the Classroom

Help me give my students a diverse set of books to feel included while also learning about other cultures!

  • $192 goal

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My Students

Our school welcomes students from various diverse backgrounds. Together, we form a community and classroom culture that cultivates the love for learning. Each day, students build on others' strengths and learn from one another. Working as a team to succeed, students continuously motivate and encourage their friends to reach their highest potential.

Each day, students enter my class ready to learn with smiles on their faces.

Their eagerness to read, learn, and apply their new knowledge makes my day and job that much more rewarding. I strive to provide the materials that each of them needs to learn, grow, and develop into the most successful individuals they can possibly be.

My Project

Building an engaging classroom library is of the utmost importance for most teachers.

Building a diverse classroom library where all students are represented and can also learn about other cultures is extremely important, but very difficult.

Often times, I find books at garage sales, buy them at discount stores, or am gifted books from others. While I love and appreciate these books, they often aren't a diverse set of books.

My goal is to feature more books in my classroom that include cultures from around the world. Not only will my students see themselves represented in these books, they will also be able to share stories, teach their peers, and feel a sense of pride when sharing their stories.

Mrs. Mendonca
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Peculiar Pig • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Shubh Diwali! • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The President of the Jungle • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Why do we celebrate HOLI: HOLI FESTIVAL (Unravel Festivals) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Holi Colors • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Dream of Martin Luther King (Dragonfly Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
How to Catch a Dragon • Amazon Business $7.21 1 $7.21
Dragon Dance: A Chinese New Year Lift-the-Flap Book (Puffin Lift-the-Flap) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Mardi Gras (Bullfrog Books: Festivals) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The 12 Days of Lunar New Year • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Diwali (Rookie Read-About Holidays: Previous Editions) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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