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Mrs. Lanada from La Puente CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering Love for Diversity

Help me give my students a library full of books to help open up their minds to the diverse world we live in. They will have exposure to cultures, ethnicities, and traditions different from theirs.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4th grade darlings are very curious , kindhearted and have a passion for learning about different things. They are very respectful to each other even through distance learning. They live in a predominately Hispanic/Mexican neighborhood. The stories they tell are funny and very realistic to almost every household. I have to come ready the next day to fully engage in their conversations. We have established a community of learners.

My Project

The books on my list will be used as read alouds in my student's learning. Since we are currently Distance Learning, I will be reading to them and projecting the illustrations. I hope to have a dedicated wall in my home (for now) on the books that we are reading and what it may teach them to live in our diverse society. The exposure they get will increase awareness of other cultures and values, hence trying to bridge the gap between different cultures.

The students will be proactive during the read alouds and try to make connections to each book.

Mrs. Lanada
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wings • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 2 $17.90
I Am Every Good Thing • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
The Other Side • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
The Lemonade War Three Books in One: The Lemonade War, The Lemonade Crime, The Bell Bandit (The Lemonade War Series) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
It's OK to be Different: A Children's Picture Book About Diversity and Kindness • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My Mouth Is A Volcano • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Just Plain Fancy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Something Beautiful • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire - The Lemonade Escapade • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Boy Called Bat • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Tight Times (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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