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Ms. Williams from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Immigrant Stories

Help me give my students books that reflect the true lives of immigrants in this country.

  • $479 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students at AHS inspire me on a daily basis. They come from a variety of backgrounds, but the one thing they share is the motivation and desire to learn. Many of my students struggle just to make it to school, but they never let their circumstances define who they are or what they are capable of.

Every day in the classroom, we explore issues of culture, race, gender, and empowerment.

Seeing these students engage with a topic and connect it to their own lives and in a bigger context to the world they live in is one of the highlights of my job.

My goal as an English teacher is to use literature to expand my students' horizons and to show them how they are connected to people all over the world through their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. These global connections in turn make them citizens of the world who leave my classroom having earned that distinction.

My Project

My students will read multicultural books about the lives of immigrants in order to better understand the cultural backgrounds and everyday experiences of those seeking safety and opportunity in the USA.

It is especially important in today's world to foster empathy and spark new conversations in the classroom about what it means to be an immigrant.

Through the use of literature circles, students will engage with these texts and with each other as they explore issues of race, culture, and identity. A diverse library of current reading material is essential in order for students to not just enjoy reading but to also learn something about themselves and the world they live in.

I work in a school where immigration is an issue that affects many students personally. These books can speak to their life experiences or to the experiences of family members and friends. They can also show students that the underlying thoughts, feelings, and dreams of all people, immigrants included, are what connect us as members of a human family.

Ms. Williams
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Good Braider • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $8.26 4 $33.04
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives • Amazon Business $10.79 3 $32.37
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $7.48 4 $29.92
You Bring the Distant Near • Amazon Business $7.40 4 $29.60
La Linea: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.98 4 $27.92
Someone Like Me: How One Undocumented Girl Fought for Her American Dream • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $6.48 4 $25.92
Out of Nowhere • Amazon Business $8.43 3 $25.29
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 2 $15.10
Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $3.60 4 $14.40
The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in America • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90

Materials cost

$346.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$24.80

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.20

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.81

Total project goal

$478.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$478.71

10 Donors

-$364.49

Donations toward project cost

-$310.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.92

match offer

-$113.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$96.33

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.89

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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