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Ms. Weintraub from Baldwin Park CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Reads Reflect the World

My students need fiction and nonfiction books for our classroom library with diverse characters so they can see themselves reflected in the books they read.

  • $250 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inquisitive, engaging fourth graders. They are curious students who love to ask questions and extend their learning. Our classroom is a warm and welcoming community of learners. These amazing young people bring their cultural backgrounds into our class of learners to create a diverse classroom community.

Our 3rd through 8th graders and their families choose to attend this school to be a part of our wonderful, small school learning environment.

I teach at a public magnet school with less than 400 students in 3rd-8th grades, which provides a unique opportunity for upper elementary and middle school students to share the same campus and school community. As a school of choice instead of a neighborhood zoned school, we have students enrolled from throughout the district's different school zones.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of fiction and nonfiction picture books about diverse characters and historical figures because it is important for my students to see themselves reflected in the books they read. In addition, these books reflect the world we live in, where we are surrounded by a diverse population. My students may only be with me within the confines of the classroom, but I can use literature to help them see the world around them.

I want to provide my students with books that reflect who they are.

Most literature is overwhelmingly white, with characters that do not look like my students or have families or histories or life experiences similar to my students. With characters like Gazpacho and Thunder Boy and real people like Celia and Malala, my students will have the opportunity to read texts with fabulous tales, historical fiction, and true stories of trailblazers.

Ms. Weintraub
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Natalie's Hair Was Wild! • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Gazpacho for Nacho • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Movie in My Pillow/Una pelicula en mi almohada • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Snowflakes • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Fearless Flyers, Dazzle Painters, and Code Talkers!: World War I (Secrets of American History) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Heroes Who Risked Everything for Freedom: Civil War (Secrets of American History) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77

Materials cost

$164.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.46

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$211.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.36

Total project goal

$249.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$249.09

3 Donors

-$249.09

Donations toward project cost

-$211.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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