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Mrs. Ruff from Southaven MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multi-cultural Literature

My students need a classroom set of the novel The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros to complete a unit on ethnicity, acceptance, and culture.

  • $301 goal

This project expired on September 20, 2012.

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My Students

In today's multi-cultural classroom, students need exposure to books written by various authors with diverse backgrounds in order to be exposed to worldly topics.

My students are ninth and tenth graders in a public school in Mississippi.

I have a variety of cultures represented in each class. Our school has over 1,400 students. My students enjoy reading, writing, and discussing literature and are eager to be exposed to a variety of texts.

My Project

I am requesting a classroom set of the novel The House on Mango Street about a Latino family. While my students are exposed to literature by and about black Americans, from Frederick Douglass to Maya Angelou, our textbooks do not have many pieces by those from other cultures.

My project is important to my students because it will expose them to a culture that they know little about.

They will be able to discuss differences in their world and defy stereotypes.

Mrs. Ruff
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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House on Mango Street, The • AKJ Books $8.14 25 $203.50

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