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Mrs. Marr from Shelton CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can See Myself in These Stories!

Help me give my students access to stories and books that reflect the diverse background of our school!

  • $420 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English Learners in kindergarten through fourth grade. This group is made up of 16 different home language backgrounds and they are all working towards developing their understanding and use of the English language. They are hard working, enthusiastic, and proud of where their families come from.

My students love to celebrate their cultures and are delighted when they see others celebrating along with them!

They come from families from all around the world and continually bond over stories of the similarities and differences in their cultures. They also love to learn about the different aspects of their friends' backgrounds. Their joy and excitement are palpable when they are sharing stories about their cultures!

My Project

The books that I want to purchase will help to expand my multicultural library further so that my students can find books from their own backgrounds. Having books that represent my students and their cultures will help them to develop positive self images. It will also help them to feel included as an important part of our school.

My students need access to more books and stories from different places around the world in order to be able to connect with the books they are reading.

The diversity among my students is part of what makes our groups so special! These books will not only help them see themselves in a story, but they will help educate them about different places and cultures around the world.

Mrs. Marr
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Piece of Home • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Eight Days: A Story of Haiti • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Thunder Boy Jr. • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Malala's Magic Pencil • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro A True Story from Colombia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Have an Olive Tree • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
We Came To America • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote A Migrant's Tale • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Marisol McDonald no combina / Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
P Is for Pinata • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
My Name Is Bilal • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Guatemala ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Guatemala • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Ruby's Wish • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Day of the Dead • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Day of the Dead / El Dia de los Muertos • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
I Will Come Back for You • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Imani's Moon • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Diwali • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Under the Ramadan Moon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Diwali • AKJ Education $4.59 1 $4.59
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

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