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Ms. James from Richmond CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Diving into Diverse Reading

My students need culturally relevant books such as "Schooled" and "Jasmin's Notebook" to increase student engagement and Lexile scores.

  • $662 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students are who I strived to be when I was younger. They tell stories about their families and dance the latest dances with their friends after their classwork—to the point where they’ve become family. My students are very intelligent and very much hands-on learners. They thrive the most when they have a role in the explanation, such as providing a gesture, a dance or a song to remember a concept. My students are extraordinary.

My Project

Hardly any of my students have ever left the school neighborhood. They have everything they need here at home, except for one thing - a holistic, worldly education, especially in this time of tense division. Diverse reading materials such as "Schooled" and "The Great Wall of Lucy Wu" will open my students to a world beyond the nice lady watering her flowers in the front lawn, or the supermercado on the corner. In the beginning of my teaching career, I vowed to provide a cosmopolitan education. For our neighborhood, for our families, and for our future, I humbly ask for help with the materials to do so.

Ms. James
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Wall of Lucy Wu • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90
Jazmin's Notebook • AKJ Education $5.10 30 $153.00
Schooled • AKJ Education $5.10 30 $153.00

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