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Mrs. Ilac from Guadalupe CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversify Our Classroom Library

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library where they can see themselves in the books.

  • $410 goal

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My Students

Our school is located in a small town with a population of approximately 8,000. The school district strives to provide a quality education for all its students with a wide range of programs, and a talented staff dedicated to the needs of its students. The district serves more than 1,300 students in grades TK-8.

During the last academic school year, our site shifted to an intermediate school site and we now serve grades 5-8 on the school campus.

We are constantly growing and we currently have just under 600 students on campus this year.

Our school is committed to providing a strong instructional program for all students to ensure excellence in education. One of the main goals for our site is to create a college-going culture and mindset that builds the expectation that all students—not just the best students succeed at college.

My Project

Many of my students love to take their time to find books just right for them when picking books out of our classroom library. I am so glad they want to find books to fit their interests. However, I teach a group of students who often struggle to find books with characters like them.

These diverse books will allow my students to see themselves in the books that they read.

These diverse texts will allow all of my students to learn about people, families, and cultures that may be different from their own as well as their own cultural backgrounds.

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Mrs. Ilac
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms • Amazon Business $26.41 1 $26.41
Jason Reynolds's Track Series Paperback Collection: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Wonderstruck (Schneider Family Book Award - Middle School Winner) • Amazon Business $19.42 1 $19.42
Echo • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
The Invention of Hugo Cabret • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
In the Time of the Butterflies • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
Tortilla Sun • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Undefeated • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Paint The Wind • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
De como tia Lola aprendio a ensenar (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Caminar • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
The Crossroads • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay (The Tia Lola Stories) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
90 Miles to Havana • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Confetti Girl • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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