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Ms. Ramirez from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in Literature: Celebrating the Differences in All of Us

Help me give my students the opportunity to read diverse books and learn about themselves and others around the world.

  • $394 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My eighth grade students come from a low social-economic background, and yet they still manage to come to class eager to learn every day. They are highly motivated and love using technology in the classroom. They understand the importance of a good education and the role technology plays in their education. Our school is a Title I school and all of our students receive free lunch.

My students are enthusiastic learners!

They work hard and always put their best effort forward. And as such, I am always looking for the best ways to capture their attention and provide the best lessons that I can.

My Project

I want to continue to instill the love of reading for my students. To do that, I want to give my students access to a variety of diverse books. Books that they can relate to. With these books, my students will be able to read not just about kids like them but about other kids from different backgrounds. Having access to these diverse sets of books will give my students the opportunity to gain a better perspective of themselves and others. These books will make our classroom and library a more inclusive space for everyone.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will open the door to a variety of people and backgrounds.

Providing this diverse, print rich environment will help my students learn through engaging texts. It will encourage them to pick up a book.

Ms. Ramirez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $39.78 1 $39.78
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The House That Lou Built • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $9.56 1 $9.56
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
See You in the Cosmos • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora • Amazon Business $8.43 1 $8.43
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Charlie Hernández & the League of Shadows (Charlie Hernandez) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Ban This Book • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tight • Amazon Business $7.18 1 $7.18
Stanford Wong Flunks Big-time • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Parrot in the Oven: Mi vida • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Front Desk (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.57 1 $6.57
Mango Delight • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Millicent Min, Girl Genius (Millicent Min Trilogy) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

Materials cost

$275.54

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.13

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$334.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.10

Total project goal

$393.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$393.98

2 Donors

-$318.98

Donations toward project cost

-$271.13

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.85

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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