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Mr. Rodriguez from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Books for a Diverse Classroom

Help me give my students multicultural picture books that contain characters that they can connect with!

  • $681 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is full of energetic third graders that are eager to learn something new each day. My students work extremely hard and take pride in their school and their work.

My hardworking students thrive in a learning community enriched with engaging books and activities.

My students enjoy engaging books that they can make content and personal connections to. They also make me feel appreciated and loved when I go above and beyond to find their favorite kinds of books.

My Project

The books chosen for this project will be used to teach students about different cultures and backgrounds. I want to show students that there are plenty of characters in books just like them.

Students will get to learn not only about their culture, but about the many cultures that make up our diverse classroom.

I want to make sure students appreciate history by reading about people just like them who achieved great things in life.

The books will also be used as a read aloud during celebrations such as Hispanic Heritage Month, Black History Month and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Mr. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Korean Children's Favorite Stories • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Other Side • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Surfer of the Century: The Life of Duke Kahanamoku • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Sebi and the Land of Cha Cha Cha • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
My Papi Has a Motorcycle • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Libba: The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten (Early Elementary Story Books, Children's Music Books, Biography Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Uncle Peter's Amazing Chinese Wedding • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Dia's Story Cloth • Amazon Business $9.21 1 $9.21
Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Racing against the Odds: The Story of Wendell Scott, Stock Car Racing's African-American Champion • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Before She Was Harriet • Amazon Business $8.26 1 $8.26
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tar Beach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
In My Momma's Kitchen • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Big Words (1)) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
The Empty Pot • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Nadia's Hands • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Secret Footprints • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Juno (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Day of the Dead: A Bilingual Celebration (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Bee-Bim Bop! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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