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Ms. Acosta from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Free to be ME! Books that Celebrate Diversity

Help me give my students diverse books to reflect our nation's diverse culture.

  • $265 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a low-income neighborhood where 100 percent of the students receive free breakfast and free lunch. Many of the students come into kindergarten unable to recognize letters or read and often do not have the resources to be able to read at home in order to better their reading abilities.

Even though my students have many factors working against them, they are enthusiastic learners that deserve to be provided with resources to help them succeed!

We are committed as a community to work together to provide the best learning environment for our students. Through high expectation and a strong family connection, we help our students achieve academics and emotional success. My students are hard workers and truly want to be in school.

My Project

My students represent the diversity, vision, heart and soul of our vibrant and culturally diverse city. Our school is TK through second grade dual-immersion public charter school committed to shaping bilingual, bi-literate leaders of tomorrow. Our students challenge themselves academically and develop their character to transform their community and world.

These books will support my students in understanding that there are many ways to be a kid!

Students need to see themselves reflected in the text they read but they should also be exposed to other cultures and ideas to build their worldly understanding. Providing a print rich environment that represents all kinds of kids will help create empathy and understanding.We have a diverse community and books are one way to make our classrooms and library more inclusive spaces for everyone.

Ms. Acosta
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Magda's Tortillas / Las Tortillas de Magda (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Magda's Pinata Magic / Magda y la Pinata Magica (Pinata Bilingual Picture Books) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
Islandborn • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
What Can You Do With a Rebozo?/¿Qué puedes hacer con un rebozo? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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