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Ms. Tabolt Da Silva from Dorchester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Celebrate Black History Month

My students need 15 books about African American and history of the African diaspora to celebrate Black History Month.

  • $234 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My ELL tenth grade students are all recent immigrants who are learning English as their second or third language. They are from more than 20 countries and speak more than 6 different languages.

My students are amazing recent immigrants who work part-time jobs, take care of family members, play sports and attend our after-school programs.

Inbetween their busy home and school lives, they are mastering a new language and literacy. One of the key components of our class is independent reading, and it is essential to have books that engage, inspire and challenge my brilliant students.

My Project

Many of my immigrant high school students are completing their first school year in America, and I want to make sure that my students have access to a great library of books for their first Black History Month.

My students need a variety of history books, poetry and graphic novels to celebrate Black History Month and the accomplishments of African Americans and the African diaspora.

This project includes the bestselling book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, a graphic novel on the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira and collections of poetry in Somali and Dominican Spanish. My students are always eager to learn about the history of their new country, as well as about the history of their classmates' countries.

Ms. Tabolt Da Silva
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Open Gate: An Anthology of Haitian Creole Poetry (Creole and English Edition) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
An Anthology of Somali Poetry • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Dream Big Dreams: Photographs from Barack Obama's Inspiring and Historic Presidency (Young Readers) • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Stories from Puerto Rico (EB) (Side By Side Bilingual Books) • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Black History: Kids Edition • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
Três Moleques, Capoeira Explained to Children • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Colección de Hermosos Poemas Clásicos de Puerto Rico (Volume 7) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Miles Morales: Spider-Man (A Marvel YA Novel) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes/Los perros magicos de los volcanos • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Let's Explore Haiti (Bumba Books Let's Explore Countries) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What's Great about Puerto Rico? (Our Great States) • Amazon Business $5.67 1 $5.67

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