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Mr. Lopez from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hidden Curriculum: Diversity Library

Help me give my students a more diverse library and expose them to parts of history that often omitted!

  • $543 goal

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My Students

I teach fifth grade in East San José. The majority of my students are English Language Learners, with a passion to learn and grow. Many of the scholars are reading below grade level, and some do not have much access to resources outside of the classroom. However, that does not stop them.

These scholars come to class everyday with a wide range of experiences and stories to share.

My students are resilient and always come to school ready to learn.

My Project

This project was created to help build a more diverse library in our classroom. Often times, students do not hear much about people of color doing extraordinary things throughout history.

I am requesting biographies on several key figures in American History, some of which are often left out of our curriculum.

I am also requesting sets of fiction books to engage my students in reading.

Our classroom has a rotation structure and students have to be able to transition between stations quickly and efficiently. I am requesting the whiteboard clipboards so students can keep their papers organized, while being able to use the whiteboard for practice problems.

Mr. Lopez
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-28 • Amazon Business $78.53 1 $78.53
Clipboard Dry Erase Surface 9'' x 12.5'' Letter Size Low Profile Clip Whiteboard (Pack of 30) • Amazon Business $42.95 1 $42.95
Big Nate Series Collection Lincoln Peirce 6 Books Box Set Gift Pack (Big Nate on a Roll, Goes for Broke, the Boy with the Biggest Head in the World, Strikes Again, Flips Out, in the Zone) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
Dog Man: The Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-3 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $20.02 1 $20.02
Reliancer Colorful Self-Inking Motivation School Grading Teacher Stamp Set and Tray (8-Piece) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who HQ 3-Book Collection: Women in History (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Lights, Music, Code! #3 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Team BFF: Race to the Finish! #2 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
The Friendship Code #1 (Girls Who Code) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The March on Washington (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time) • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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