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Mrs. Cortez
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 0 donors
  • $451 for now
  • $902 still needed
Distance learning
These materials will help students continue learning through school closures and other scheduling uncertainties related to coronavirus. Items will be delivered to the location chosen by the teacher.

Let's Be the Change!

Help me give my students a diverse collection of books that will provide an opportunity for discussing current events that kids may have heard about on the news, in the classroom, or at home.

My Students

My favorite part of my days are when I walk into my co-teachers classroom and I am greeted by all the children in the classroom. I am an ESL teacher and I work with all levels of students from kindergarten through fifth grade. They make my heart sing every day when I see their beautiful smiles. I truly have the most amazing students. Each child comes with unique experiences but they all need the same thing...LOVE. My favorite part is when they hug me and say, "Where have you been all day?"

My Project

Diverse books are important because they teach people about others. They help promote respect and empathy for all types of people. Books have the power to encourage students while at the same time enlighten other readers of the truths about lives they don't live.

Reading books that represent different abilities, cultures, beliefs, and skin colors help us change our attitude toward those differences.

Offering a diverse titles for my students will allow my students to both step into the shoes of the others. Seeing bullying or injustice happen in the world of a book can give a child a new perspective on what’s happening in their own school or community

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
$100 Gift Card for Educational Resources on Teachers Pay Teachers • Teachers Pay Teachers $100.00 1 $100.00
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay • AKJ Education $5.10 7 $35.70
Rapunzel • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
What Can You Do with a Paleta? (Tomas Rivera Mexican American Children's Book Award) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Let's Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali! (Maya & Neel's India Adventure Series, Book 1) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Chocolate Me! • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Chicks and Salsa • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
A Boy Like You • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
The Three Little Tamales • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Beautiful, Wonderful, Strong Little Me! • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Pepe and the Parade: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
Separate Is Never Equal • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
La Frontera: El Viaje Con Papa / My Journey with Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
The Other Side • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dreamers • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
The Proudest Blue • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sulwe • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Biblioburro • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Mixed: A Colorful Story • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Mixed Me! • Amazon Business $11.94 1 $11.94
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Honeysmoke: A Story of Finding Your Color • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Don't Touch My Hair! • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
The Night the Animals Danced: A Guatemalan Folktale • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pedro finds Coqui • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
ABC I Love Me • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
The Jelly Donut Difference: Sharing Kindness with the World • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rapunzel (Once Upon a World) • Amazon Business $8.91 1 $8.91
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Think Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $8.08 1 $8.08
Dream Big, Little One (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I Love My Hair! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$715.87

Vendor shipping charges

$9.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$766.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$135.28

Total project goal

$901.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$901.88

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$901.88

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