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Mrs. Sodomsky from Woodside NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Books Desperately Wanted!

Help me give my students multicultural books to make them fabulous diverse readers.

  • $583 goal

This project expired on March 29, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a fourth grade integrated co-teaching classroom. Our students are an enthusiastic group of students who are learning life lessons! There are two teachers in our classroom. A special education teacher and a general education teacher. We also have many wonderful support staff in and out of our room all day.

We have 32 super motivated fourth grade students who love to learn.

Our environment is made up of a community of learners who love to explore new ideas. We love to learn!

My Project

Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others. Through this deeper knowledge, relationships can be strengthened, bridging the gap between students from diverse cultural backgrounds .

In choosing multicultural books for kids, there are many great titles- but also some pretty awful stories too, that perpetuate stereotypes.

When looking at books about a certain culture, it is imperative to make sure the story does not depict indigenous characters inaccurately or negatively, nor lump together various tribes and people into a general and indistinct group. For example, there is a tendency to erroneously teach young children about teepee-living, feather-wearing, tomahawk-carrying “Indians.” Yet, Native American people are not static or extinct; in fact they are contributing members to society, with deep-rooted traditions and values that are pertinent to our world today. Picking a variety of good-quality books will help to distinguish stories that are purely stereotypical vs stories that are written by people of the specific culture.

Mrs. Sodomsky
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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16 donors16 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 32 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Multicultural Stories (9 Books) • AKJ Education $53.03 1 $53.03
Native American Stories (7 Books) • AKJ Education $47.09 1 $47.09
Multicultural Stories (7 Books) • AKJ Education $41.82 1 $41.82
Native American Stories (7 Books) • AKJ Education $38.83 1 $38.83
Extra Credit • AKJ Education $14.59 2 $29.18
The City of Ember The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $5.59 5 $27.95
Hate That Cat: A Novel • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $23.33 1 $23.33
The City of Ember: The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $21.90 1 $21.90
No Talking • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
The City of Ember: A Novel-Ties Study Guide (eBook) • AKJ Education $16.95 1 $16.95
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
The City of Ember The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
The City of Ember Novel Ties Study Guide • AKJ Education $13.99 1 $13.99
Long Way Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Freedom Over Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Love That Dog CD • AKJ Education $10.18 1 $10.18
Standards Based End-of-Book Test for The City of Ember (eBook) • AKJ Education $9.99 1 $9.99
The City of Ember Deluxe Edition: The First Book of Ember • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Hate That Cat CD Hate That Cat CD • AKJ Education $6.28 1 $6.28

Materials cost

$457.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$494.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.31

Total project goal

$582.06

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$582.06

15 Donors

-$557.59

Donations toward project cost

-$486.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.34

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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