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Mrs. MacKenzie from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library of Diversity

Help me give my students books based on diversity, multicultural ties, and in other languages.

  • $511 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are a full spectrum with a diverse campus in race, culture, socioeconomic status and interests. Our campus serves approximately 635 students, grades 7th thru 8th and between the ages of 12 to 14. Ethnically our students are approximately 87% minorities with 45% being Latin American, 26% African American, and 13% Asian and Pacific Islander. 25% of our students are currently an English Language Learner.

With our array of students and individuality they bring to the table we are in need of items that celebrate the diversity of our students.

My Project

In our library, we are still trying to build up the diversity and books that reflect our students. The original assortment that was in place over half a century ago lacks the representation of the current populous of the school. We have a high amount of native Spanish speakers and the majority of our site are students of color.

With multiple requests from students to have more books that represent them and the with English Language Learners needing books in Spanish, I am seeking generosity make our library a more inclusive space.

With high-interest titles in Spanish like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and books from authors like Walter Dean Myer and Matt De la Pena my students have more options to find that "IT" book they have been looking for. The goal is to keep them reading.

Mrs. MacKenzie
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter (7 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $93.27 1 $93.27
Walter Dean Myers (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $68.77 1 $68.77
Los Juegos Del Hambre (The Hunger Games) (3 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $60.86 1 $60.86
Poetry (6 Books) • AKJ Education $55.33 1 $55.33
Los Héroes del Olimpo (The Heroes of Olympus) (6 Bk Set) Spanish • AKJ Education $49.16 1 $49.16
Matt de la Pena (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $37.38 1 $37.38

Materials cost

$364.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.38

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$433.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.52

Total project goal

$510.14

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.14

2 Donors

-$510.14

Donations toward project cost

-$433.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.52

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$0.00

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