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  • 4 donors
  • $480 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bletzer
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Multicultural Books for a Multicultural Classroom!

Help me give my students multicultural books so they can see themselves represented in the texts!

My Students

My classroom is full of students who are emergent bilingual learners. All of my students are learning English. My emergent bilingual learners are either recent arrivals or brand new to the country. My students bring a wide variety of cultures, languages, and experiences in the classroom in order to create a diverse learning environment.

In addition to learning English, my students are expected to expand their knowledge in order to reach the second grade Common Core curriculum state standards.

My school is a small, inclusive, public school that is part of a large urban district where over 75% receive free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

Our students come from a diverse range of races, cultures, languages, customs and stories. Helping them learn about themselves, each other and their histories is no small feat, but one that is imbedded in our daily work and discussions.

With a variety of age and grade appropriate biographies and multicultural texts, we can ensure that our students are learning about where they come from and who they could be.

Reading about characters, leaders, heroes and trailblazers who look like them, our students will be able to gain a deeper understanding of where they come from and the endless possibilities of where they can go. These texts will be used throughout different parts of our day, Interactive Read Aloud, Writing, and Social Studies. The goal is to have texts that both provide students with a history of different cultures and races but also to have them see representation of themselves in the texts.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) (Coretta Scott King Honor - Illustrator Honor Title) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
I Believe I Can • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
The Three Lucys • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Calling the Water Drum • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.43 1 $13.43
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $13.28 1 $13.28
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
My Hair is a Garden • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreño Played the Piano for President Lincoln • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Love to Langston • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Undefeated (Caldecott Medal Book) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
It Jes Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw • Amazon Business $10.01 1 $10.01
Under the Lemon Moon • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
Malala Yousafzai: Warrior With Words • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
From North to South / Del Norte al Sur • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
Skin Like Mine (Kids Like Mine) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95

Materials cost

$372.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$407.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.98

Total project goal

$479.84

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$479.84

3 Donors

-$277.42

Donations toward project cost

-$235.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.61

match offer

-$202.41

Match offer toward project cost

-$172.05

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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