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Mrs. Smith from Brockport NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Inspire My ESL Students With Captivating Diverse Books

Help me give my students books with characters that look like them. I want them to see themselves in literature. Quality fiction and nonfiction titles will inspire my ESL students.

  • $494 goal

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My Students

My English Language Learners come from many different cultural backgrounds. They speak many different languages at home. Each day they come into school ready to work hard and learn. They enjoy books and love listening to or telling stories.

My students are at a range of different language levels and they all love learning.

Speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English is their focus while they're in ESL class. Authentic and engaging literature is an important part of their learning.

My Project

The Red Pencil book set and the Rickshaw Girl book set will be used for novel studies. Each of these books has a significant setting, rich cultural connections, and strong characters. The books are filled with great vocabulary to learn and interesting cultural information.

These book titles focus on diversity.

I want my ESL students to have more exposure to characters that they can relate to and connect with. I want them to be inspired by people like Sonia Sotomayor, Nelson Mandela, and Kamala Harris. I want them to set high goals for themselves and reach these. My hope is to get more books into students' hands and build their excitement for reading.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 14 students.

13 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 5 $65.65
Rickshaw Girl • AKJ Education $5.07 5 $25.35
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Dreamers • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
I Am Enough • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Sit-In • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Shaking Things Up • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Proudest Blue • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Each Kindness • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Undefeated • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Amal Unbound • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Just Ask! • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Peaceful Fights for Equal Rights • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Where Are You From? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Persepolis • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Kamala Harris • AKJ Education $11.15 1 $11.15
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Dear Martin • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Parvana's Journey • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Our Children Can Soar • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
What Color Is My World? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Rosa Parks? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37

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