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Mrs. Silva from Rosenberg TX is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mirrors and Windows-Books That Reflect and Celebrate Diversity

Help me give my students books that reflect their identities, the challenges they face and stories that mirror their lives and validate their existence while empowering them by celebrating their cultures and voices.

  • $221 goal

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My Students

My students possess a wide variety of backgrounds, skills, abilities, and experiences. Most of them have experienced, and still, experience marginalization and institutionalized racism. However, many remain open, trusting, willing and hard-working in the hopes that their commitment and struggle result in a better life. They are creative, strong, hopeful, powerful, and beautiful even though they don't know it or acknowledge it. Additionally, they teach me daily and push me to grow and develop as an individual and a teacher.

My Project

These books will enhance my students' reading comprehension skills while also developing their critical-thinking, problem-solving, and socio-emotional skills. These books will provide a validating, reflective mirror through which they can celebrate their voice, culture and lives. While these will provide mirrors from some of my students, they will serve as windows for other students as they will enable them to experience perspectives that widely vary from their own. Research shows that reading about experiences outside of their own develops empathy. My students will encounter books that reflect their identities while at the same time engaging them in the experiences of others.

Mrs. Silva
Grades 9-12

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Genesis Begins Again • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
All the Stars Denied • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Jackpot • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
For Black Girls Like Me • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Closest I've Come • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
How High the Moon • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
The Radius of Us: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66

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