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Ms. M. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning About Cultures!

My students need multicultural books to open their imaginations while reading!

  • $263 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students make us smile every minute of the day. Whether it is because they just said their first successful sentence in English or have shared their feelings in our daily social-emotional circle. We work with a diverse group of very special children. Each one is unique in his/her own way. Our classroom is combined 6th-8th grade students who travel through a continuous war zone to come to school every day eager to learn. They are a diverse population, that face many challenges such as special needs, social-emotional trauma, along with being the first in their family to have a formal education, yet they are survivors who refuse to let these obstacles get in their way.

My Project

The materials I am requesting are books about Jewish, Asian and African American heritage and traditions.

My students come from many multicultural backgrounds but rarely get a chance to leave the neighborhood to learn more about their heritage and traditions.

The multicultural units will involve studying Jewish, Asian and African american heritage. We will be reading a whole class novels including "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" and "Grandfather's Journey" along with other stories to gain an understanding of their heritage and traditions.

Students will then use classroom laptops to research more into the heritage and print out information to display on poster board. We will present our findings to our classmates and celebrate with an in class celebration!

Ms. M.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $8.45 2 $16.90
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
Looking at Lincoln • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Grandfather's Journey • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Day of Tears • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tree of Cranes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Mrs. Katz and Tush (Reading Rainbow) • Amazon Business $7.92 1 $7.92
Tea with Milk (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Hiroshima (Apple Paperbacks) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yang the Youngest and his Terrible Ear • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
From Miss Ida's Porch • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Number the Stars • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Journey To Topaz: A Story Of The Japanese-American Evacuation • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00

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