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Mrs. Rasmussen from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging and Diverse Books That Inspire Kids to Read!

Help me give my students engaging, diverse books that reflect their varied and unique backgrounds.

  • $980 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Hello! My students come from diverse cultural backgrounds and need high-quality books that reflect their different cultural experiences. My students are bright and eager, but need to be introduced to diverse books that inspire them to read.

My students need multicultural books so that they can see themselves reflected in the books they read.

They come from diverse cultural backgrounds and need high-quality books that not only reflect their different cultural experiences, but also provide a window into the lives of others whose experiences are different from theirs.

My Project

Books are powerful tools in helping students to understand and appreciate their culture and the backgrounds of others. As twenty-first century learners, our students need to be well-equipped global participants who have cultural sensitivity. This understanding of one's culture and the cultures of other students fosters empathy, creates appreciation, and makes the world a more harmonious place!

These books will provide my students with characters they can identify with and will also give them a window into the lives of others who come from backgrounds that are different from their own.

Thank you so much for considering a contribution to my project.

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Family, Your Family (Cloverleaf Books ™ ― Alike and Different) • Amazon Business $25.32 1 $25.32
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
My Name Is Yoon (Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award, 2004) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Dream Something Big • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mr. Cornell's Dream Boxes • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Herman the Helper • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Galimoto (Reading Rainbow Book) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Cardboard Kingdom • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
I'm Like You, You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Because • Amazon Business $13.73 1 $13.73
Leaf Man • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike than Different • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Irma S and James H Black Award for Excellence in Children's Literature (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Say Zoop! (Toddler Learning Book, Preschool Learning Book, Interactive Children’s Books) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Boy and Bot • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Shadow Weaver • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Watchdog • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Magic Misfits • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Sulwe • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Let’s Play! (Interactive Books for Kids, Preschool Colors Book, Books for Toddlers) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ten Red Apples • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
El Chupacabras • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mr. Gedrick and Me • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Hoot • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Captain Superlative • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Press Here (Interactive Book for Toddlers and Kids, Interactive Baby Book) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Blended • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Wishtree • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School: Book 1 • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
The Dragon Slayer: Folktales from Latin America: A TOON Graphic (TOON Graphics) • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52

Materials cost

$790.96

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$832.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$146.97

Total project goal

$979.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$979.79

1 Donor

-$979.79

Donations toward project cost

-$832.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.97

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$0.00

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