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Ms. Nelson from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Book Section for Library in Alaska

Help me give my students a books that represent their cultures. When a students asks if I have a book in their native language, I want to be able to say, "Yes!"

  • $555 goal

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My Students

As the school librarian, I get to serve over 400 students in grades K-6 weekly. Knowing the names of all students and making those special connections with them is really powerful.

We are a very diverse school, which is one of the beauties of teaching the kiddos in this Alaskan district.

Though I was a classroom teacher at this school for the past four years, this is my first year in the library.

Some of the cultures represented in our student population are Samoan, Alaska Native, Thai, Hmong, Filipinos, Caucasian, Nigerian, and more.

My Project

Our preK-6 grade school is beautifully diverse. Some of the cultures represented in our school are Filipino, Samoan, Alaska Native, Nigerian, Caucasian, and Hmong.

It is my goal to create a section of the library which consists of books that represent all of my students and their cultures.

Just this morning, one of my students approached me and asked if I had any Tagalog books. I want to be able to answer, "Yes!" to all students that ask if I have books about their individual cultures.

When students see their language, their regalia, and names that are familiar to them they beam with pride. They feel connected. They feel important. Creating this multicultural library will touch all of my 400+ students in a big way!

Ms. Nelson
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Samoans: A Global Family (Humanities; 4) • Amazon Business $30.72 1 $30.72
Nigerian Folktales and Other Stories (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
My Samoan Chief • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Chinese Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
The Little Monkey King's Journey: Retold in English and Chinese (Stories of the Chinese Zodiac) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Most Classical 365 Bedtime Stories (Spring) (Chinese Edition) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dingding, Ningning, Singsing and other fun Tagalog words: and other fun Tagalog words • Amazon Business $15.43 1 $15.43
Teach Me Tongan: Using 31 Daily Words • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Teach Me Samoan: Using 31 Daily Words • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
A Father and His Son: Ob Txiv Tub • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Ouke la'ikiki?: Children's Picture Book (Samoan Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My First Samoan 200 Picture Word Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Teach Me to Pray in Samoan: A Colorful Children's Prayer Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes in Samoan with English Translations • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
I Love to Brush My Teeth Gustong-gusto ko Magsipilyo: English Tagalog Bilingual Children's Book (English Tagalog Bilingual Collection) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Colors in Samoan with English Translations • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Learning Fruit in Samoan and English (Tui Language Books) (Samoan Edition) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
At School in Samoan and English (Tui Language Books) (Samoan Edition) • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Big Ceremony • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I Like Pickles: (Bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese books for kids) Dual language Edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My First Hmong Book: Animals (Tsiaj) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My First Hmong Book: Fruits and Vegetables (Txiv thiab Zaub) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
1001+ Basic Phrases English - Samoan (English and Samaritan Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Cora Cooks Pancit • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Jouanah: A Hmong Cinderella • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
First Words in Chinese: (Bilingual English and Mandarin Chinese books for kids) Dual language Edition (book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.60 1 $9.60
Salamat Po!: Learning About Showing Respect In The Filipino Culture • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
At the Beach in Samoan and English (Tui Language Books) (Samoan Edition) • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
Learn Samoan Alphabets & Numbers: Black & White Pictures & English Translations (Samoan for Kids) (Volume 1) (Samoan Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Red Socks (Hmong Edition) (Hmong and English Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Why The Sky Is Far Away: A Nigerian Folktale • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Who Lives Here? Pets (Hmong/Eng) (Hmong Edition) (Hmong and English Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Good Night, Little Sea Otter (Hmong/English) (Hmong and English Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Toddler's Handbook: Bilingual (English / Filipino) (Ingles / Filipino) Numbers, Colors, Shapes, Sizes, ABC Animals, Opposites, and Sounds, with ... Children's Learning Books (Filipino Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
African Folk Tales (Dover Children's Thrift Classics) • Amazon Business $3.00 1 $3.00

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