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Mrs. Wilkinson from Bellingham WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Books To Open Minds And Connect Hearts

Help me give my students diverse picture books that reflect their families, communities and cultures.

  • $282 goal

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My Students

My 2nd-grade learners are active and inquisitive about the world. They love lessons that involve movement, novelty, and flexibility. Many are just learning English, the majority are impacted by poverty- but these factors do not impact their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning.

There is a great deal of need at my Title I school, but more than anything, my 2nd graders need a safe, loving, and engaging space where they can just be seven and eight-year old kids.

I work each day to create this for them, so that when they come to school they can give all of their focus and attention to the hard and wonderful work of learning.

My Project

Multicultural picture books are a powerful tool to help my 2nd graders understand their own cultures and the cultures of others. This can deepen their knowledge of one another, strengthening relationships and bridge gaps between students from different backgrounds. My classroom library needs more books that reflect the diverse backgrounds of my students.

When my students see themselves and their peers in the books that they read they are given the important message that their culture is valued and recognized.

Research shows that multicultural literature fosters self-esteem and builds empathy and understanding among students. My class is made up of students from many cultures including Indigenous Native American, Latino, African American, South Asian and Russian backgrounds. It is essential that they have books that reflect and validate their family, community and cultural experiences.

Mrs. Wilkinson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 24 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Are You From? • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Under My Hijab • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
Seeds and Trees: A children's book about the power of words • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Happy Birthday, Miss Molly! (Tales of the Five Enchanted Mermaids) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Lila and the Crow • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
My Life in a Chinook Village (My Place in History) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Second Grade, Here I Come! • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

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