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Mrs. Weeks from Coopersville MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Books for a Multicultural World

My students need multicultural books to celebrate diversity and foster appreciation for other cultures.

  • $158 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from country homes, life in the big city, migrant families, and Spanish speaking households. They range in their acquisition of the English language, and they have a variety of extracurricular interests from soccer and football, to student council and scouting. They love to write scary stories, learn about dinosaurs, and discuss scientific issues.

My students have unmatched school spirit, thirst for knowledge, and passion for helping others and the planet.

With many of their families speaking languages other than English at home, they are forced to be independent with their learning. Third grade is a year of excitement and change, and I sincerely hope that you will choose to be a part of it!

My Project

My students come from a wide variety of diverse backgrounds. Their home-languages, cultures, and traditions add an important element to our classroom; however, our library does not adequately reflect their multiculturalism.

Multicultural books are important for young readers because they allow students to see reflections of themselves in characters, as well as gain a better understanding of the world around them.

Your donation would give my students texts with African American, Japanese, Latin, and Native American characters. With these materials (Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story, A Place Where Sunflowers Grow, and In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage) my students would analyze the differences and similarities between backgrounds, relate the cultures to those present in our school, and celebrate what makes people unique.

Mrs. Weeks
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In Her Hands: The Story of Sculptor Augusta Savage • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families • Amazon Business $15.17 1 $15.17
Ray Charles • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Louis Sockalexis: Native American Baseball Pioneer • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
A Place Where Sunflowers Grow (English and Japanese Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The Storyteller's Candle / La Velita De Los Cuentos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Seven Miles to Freedom: The Robert Smalls Story • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Baseball Saved Us • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02

Materials cost

$102.56

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$134.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$23.66

Total project goal

$157.76

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$157.76

1 Donor

-$157.76

Donations toward project cost

-$134.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.66

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$0.00

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