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Ms. Lukes from Independence IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Experiencing Diversity Through Literature

My students need literature that reflects the rich diversity of our world.

  • $558 goal

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My Students

My students are incredible third graders who live in a small community in northeast Iowa. Our school district is progressive, yet has a high population of low SES students. Each day my students come to school excited and ready to learn.

Students of every age and cultural background must be exposed to rich, diverse literature.

While our community is not very diverse, educating students about the world around them is essential. It is my job to teach my students to be respectful and responsible citizens of this world.

My Project

As I have taught in many diverse communities, I know the rich educational experiences that come from personal stories. The community that I am currently teaching in is not very diverse and it is my job to bring that diversity into our classroom.

My students need to experience diversity through the rich stories about cultures from all over the world.

These stories will better prepare them for the future, and help them to see that we are more alike than we are different. My students will be able to see the world through they eyes of the authors. Thank you!

Ms. Lukes
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Spanish Heritage - Nonfiction (5 Books) • AKJ Education $39.56 1 $39.56
African American Biographies (7 Books) • AKJ Education $38.94 1 $38.94
Asian Stories (7 Books) • AKJ Education $38.11 1 $38.11
Native American Stories (7 Books) • AKJ Education $37.34 1 $37.34
African American Historical Fiction (5 Books) • AKJ Education $29.89 1 $29.89
Jazz ABZ An A to Z Collection of Jazz Portraits • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
BIENVENIDO A LA FAMILIA • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
A Kid's Guide to Native American History More Than 50 Activities • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
Here We Are • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
We Came To America • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Princess Hair • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Yo Soy Muslim • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Nina Bonita / Pretty Girl • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Many: The Diversity of Life on Earth • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Under the Mambo Moon • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Blue Boy • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Skin You Live In • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Why Are People Different Colors? • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Cool Salsa • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Me, Frida • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Misty Copeland: Ballerina • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
Mr. Lincoln's Way • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
#1: Battle of the Bands • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
#2: Scarlet's Big Break • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Games Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Shopping Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Schools Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Families Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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