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

Literature for Ethnic Studies Pedagogy

Help me give my students books that incorporate culturally relevant, social justice, and community responsive approaches to promote literacy and critical thinking skills.

  • $607 goal

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My Students

I am a coteacher in two full inclusion second grade classrooms. Our students with and without disabilities enjoy the support and attention of a whole team of specialists including teacher assistants, behavioral aides, and speech therapists. It is a wonderfully vibrant community!

My students love learning together and learning from each other.

We bring out each others' strengths and help one another so that they can all be happy, growing children. To better support their learning, we need the necessary resources to support all students.

My Project

Ethnic Studies incorporates culturally relevant, social justice, community responsive and other pedagogical approaches with a focus on literacy and critical thinking skills.

A growing body of research from education scholars shows that an Ethnic Studies pedagogy taught at the K-12 level exposes students to an empowering and academically rigorous curriculum.

This curriculum has proven to have positive academic and social benefits to students of all races and ethnicities. This project provides literature that will be used in Ethnic Studies units and lessons for our classroom so that we may teach our students to be independent problem solvers and agents of social justice. We can do this through an ethnic studies curriculum that teaches them about their culture and themselves.

Ms. Arroyo
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $10.94 2 $21.88
The Perfectly Perfect Wish • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Hairs/Pelitos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $15.79 1 $15.79
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Familyx92s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.12 1 $15.12
Soldier for Equality: Josxe9 de la Luz Sxe1enz and the Great War • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Danza!: Amalia Hernxe1ndez and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Mary Wears What She Wants • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belprxe9 • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
One Is a Pixf1ata: A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book) • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.26 1 $12.26
What Can You Do With a Paleta? / xbfQuxe9 puedes hacer con una paleta? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Islandborn • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Julixe1n Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lubna and Pebble • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Off We Go to Mexico • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Can You Do With a Rebozo?/xbfQuxe9 puedes hacer con un rebozo? (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.05 1 $7.05
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Quxe9 cosas dice mi abuela (The Things My Grandmother Says): (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power) • Amazon Business $3.21 1 $3.21

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