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Teacher Bustamante from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kindred for our Classroom Library

My students need to read Kindred by Octavia Butler! They need to learn about the past and how it influences their present.

  • $531 goal

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My Students

We are in South Los Angeles. Most of our students are immigrants or children of recent immigrants. 6% of our population is African American. And every day in my Ethnic Studies course, I strive to help them learn about their peoples' histories through literature. I teach at a Title 1 school that offers free lunch to 100% of the population

Our school cares greatly about our students and we want them to value their stories and culture.

Ethnic Studies classes allow students opportunities to really focus on their ancestry and develop a sense of pride and confidence. We read stories and books from Native American, Latin American, South American, Haitian, Dominican and African American writers. We encourage students to take charge of their own learning as they get to choose which author they would like to read. As an Ethnic Studies slogan goes "We want our stories to be taught," and that often means going outside of the standard curriculum, canon, and textbook.

My Project

We are teaching our first ever semester of Ethnic Studies with an African American Focus. We need books for our classroom library. We need texts that will allow us to see things from a different perspective.

Our students need to read about their stories and know their histories.

We need authors of color. We need to value and appreciate the contributions of people of color. We need to read and tell our own stories. This semester, we want to include literature that is relevant and powerful. Kindred is a beautiful work of science fiction that allows us to delve into our current problems with an examination of what we experienced in our country's past.

Teacher Bustamante
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindred • Amazon Business $10.87 35 $380.45

Materials cost

$380.45

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.81

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.71

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$450.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.58

Total project goal

$530.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$530.55

3 Donors

-$395.86

Donations toward project cost

-$363.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$32.38

match offer

-$102.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$87.49

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$31.76

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$0.00

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