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Ms. Paz from Greenville SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Culturally Diverse Learners In Literacy

Help me give my students literacy that is engaging and reflective of a culturally diverse population of learners.

  • $748 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the most diverse class of learners I have had the pleasure of teaching in my decade as an educator. They come into the classroom every day with a smile on their face and hope in their hearts despite everything life throws at them outside (and sometimes inside) our walls. They are individually amazing and collectively wonderful. They use their unique talents and personalities to help each other learn, grow, and feel loved. My students are careful with each other, forgiving, appreciative, and thoughtful. We understand that every learner needs something different, and that those differences are what make our class great.

My class takes learning seriously.

They are curious about the world around them and seek to know and understand more and they see each other as fountains of knowledge to grow and learn from. Although we have an incredibly diverse set of learners who at different places in their journeys, when we come together, it feels like family. As a teacher, this is the sweet spot - having a group of learners come together who can appreciate each other and want to learn and grow together.

My Project

This project will help my students see themselves and pieces of themselves reflected in the books available to them in our classroom library that are engaging, well-written, and interesting to the unique personalities in our classroom.

Students will have more culturally responsive literacy to choose from as they develop a love of reading through the books we read in our class.

This will help them develop positive personal narratives about who they are and where they want to go. With the extensive list of books focused on diversity and mindfulness, my students will be able to develop empathy. Thank you.

Ms. Paz
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Questioneers Collection (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $32.37 1 $32.37
Childrens Learn to Read Books Lot 60 - First Grade Set + Reading Strategies NEW Buyer's Choice • Amazon Business $25.92 1 $25.92
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 2 $23.38
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.22 1 $19.22
Can Cat and Bird Be Friends? • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.88 1 $13.88
Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
It's Okay to Be a Unicorn! • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Leila in Saffron • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Scariest Book in the Whole Entire World (Entire World Books) • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Hair Love • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Panda Problem • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Worst Book in the Whole Entire World (Entire World Books) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Triangle (Shape Trilogy) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
I Like Pickles: (Bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese books for kids) Dual language Edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Julixe1n Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Square (Shape Trilogy) • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Circle • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It's Shoe Time! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Skin Like Milk, Hair of Silk: What Are Similes and Metaphors? (Words Are CATegorical xae) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
We Are Growing! (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
The Cookie Fiasco (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading!) (Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! (1)) • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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