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Mrs. Frank from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Books That Embrace Students' Heritage

Help me give my students multicultural books that help them learn about themselves and each other through characters they encounter while reading.

  • $969 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach 26 dynamic second and third graders in a small, Title I, a public school in Northern California. My students come from diverse cultural backgrounds and family situations; yet, we come together as a class. My students each have their own learning struggles and strengths; yet, each child's individual needs must be met in our second-grade‚Äč classroom.

Each student learns differently; yet, each child has to master second and third grade Common Core standards.

As their teacher, I must find different ways to help each child meet those standards, in two different grade levels!

My Project

I teach a diverse group of students who need to read about characters in books who look and act like them. My students need to see characters who have their color of skin, who wear hair coverings like them, who die red eggs for celebrations like them, and so much more.

Through diverse books, we not only learn about characters, but we learn about each other and what makes each of us special!

We become teachers so that others learn about our culture, our heritage, and our beliefs.

I can't wait for my students to recognize people just like them in the books that they read.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Four Feet, Two Sandals • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
Priya Dreams of Marigolds & Masala • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Big Red Lollipop • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
My Name Is Sangoel • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
I am Abraham Lincoln (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.84 1 $14.84
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid) • Amazon Business $14.33 1 $14.33
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
My Name is Bilal • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
My Name is Bilal • Amazon Business $13.48 1 $13.48
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
A Box of Clementines (3-Book Paperback Boxed Set) (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $11.42 1 $11.42
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.11 1 $11.11
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hidden: A Child's Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Pashmina • Amazon Business $10.37 1 $10.37
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Clementine and the Family Meeting (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Pigeon HAS to Go to School! • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Dumpling Days (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Finders Keepers?: A Bus Trip in India (Children's Multicultural & Character Education Book Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Book Uncle and Me • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Juana and Lucas • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
It Ain't So Awful, Falafel • Amazon Business $7.91 1 $7.91
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $7.75 1 $7.75
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $7.60 1 $7.60
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
I am George Washington (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Year of the Book (1) (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
White Socks Only (Albert Whitman Prairie Paperback) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Year of the Book (1) (An Anna Wang novel) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow: 10 Easy-to-Read Stories • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Double Scribble (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Soccer Switch (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Daydream Receiver (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.75 1 $6.75
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Comeback Catcher (Jake Maddox Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $6.52 1 $6.52
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
My Name Is Maria Isabel • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Yasmin the Explorer • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $5.83 1 $5.83
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Yasmin the Chef • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Clementine's Letter (A Clementine Book) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
The Talented Clementine • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Curious Pearl Explains States of Matter: 4D An Augmented Reality Science Experience (Curious Pearl, Science Girl 4D) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $4.30 1 $4.30
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • Amazon Business $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$717.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.62

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.76

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$823.49

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.32

Total project goal

$968.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$968.81

3 Donors

-$964.40

Donations toward project cost

-$823.49

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.91

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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