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Ms. Eng-Tsang from Flushing NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empowering Students with Social Justice Stories!

My students need books that promote cultural diversity and social justice! Our titles include Sidewalk Flowers, Red Kite, Blue Kite, The Day the Crayons Came Home, The Story of Ruby Bridges and many more.

  • $584 goal

This project expired on September 21, 2017.

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My Students

Our school is in a health and nutrition school in a city district of New York. The school serves grades pre-Kindergarten through three. We are a tight-knit school where the students love to be in school. The students need fun and engaging activities to foster their love of learning at a young age.

Many of them may not have access to these experiences at home, so I want to provide that for them in the classroom!

Many of my students come from immigrant homes where English is not the first language. This has not hindered their enthusiasm and curiosities. They have questions and ideas but are always in need of resources for inspiration and reference!

My Project

Our school is located in one of the most diverse cities in our nation, yet many of our students still wonder, "Why are there no characters like me in books?" We are requesting several books that reflect a variety of cultures and books that teach social justice issues to create a library for our second and third graders.

We need books that promote cultural diversity and social justice!

Our titles include Sidewalk Flowers, Red Kite, Blue Kite, The Day the Crayons Came Home, The Story of Ruby Bridges and many more. We want our students to see that they are a valued part of society. We also want them to learn that are different cultures in the world and to understand there are different human experiences. We want our students to understand that there will be times in life that are unfair and the different tools and strategies on how they can deal with that. Most importantly, we want them to know that they are capable to changing the world whether it's through friendship or advocacy.

Literature can spark deep conversations and questions about our world. Please help our school start this library!

Ms. Eng-Tsang
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Story I'll Tell • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
Liang's Treasure (Global Kids Storybooks) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Day the Crayons Came Home • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Juna's Jar • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Father's Chinese Opera • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Red Kite, Blue Kite • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Fancy Party Gowns: The Story of Fashion Designer Ann Cole Lowe • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Just Want to Say Good Night • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Teacup • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
This Is the Rope: A Story from the Great Migration • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior with Words • Amazon Business $11.32 1 $11.32
Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Day the Crayons Quit • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Double Happiness • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
I am Jane Goodall (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Sidewalk Flowers • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
One Word from Sophia • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.24 1 $9.24
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Making Friends Is an Art! • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Here I Am • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Stephanie's Ponytail (Munsch for Kids) • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Rosa • Amazon Business $6.42 1 $6.42
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances • Amazon Business $5.91 1 $5.91
If You Were a Kid During the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
Stinky Stern Forever: A Jackson Friends Book • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09
Ruby Lu, Brave and True • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions • Amazon Business $3.35 1 $3.35
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $3.03 1 $3.03
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $2.85 1 $2.85

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