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Ms. Edwards from Sandy UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Literature for a Multicultural Classroom

Help me give my students texts that reflect their multicultural heritage and, reward items for positive behavior, and technology to capture high quality images of the moments from this in-person school year.

  • $1,127 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students have been incredibly resilient during these past few years. Along with everyone else, they have had to pivot between in person to virtual learning, and back again. I've noticed that my classroom library lacks diverse voices, and I have a very diverse student population. They come from all walks of life - refugees, various religious backgrounds, various ethnic backgrounds, college-bound families and blue-collar families.

We are fortunate to have such a wealth of diverse experiences in our school, and I want to honor that.

My Project

All of the items I have requested will go directly into a comprehensive classroom library with multicultural voices; some of the texts I have requested are myths and legends from different countries, which is always very popular. Other texts I have requested include middle and high school fictional experiences of diverse voices, which will reflect on my own students' lives. The goal is to help them see that their cultures and heritage are rich and vibrant.

The books I have requested will greatly benefit their social-emotional learning as they understand that their struggles are not uniquely different, and that they are similarly represented in literature.

Too often students see a lack of representation of themselves, and similarly feel that they are not "deserving" of a place in a library, classroom, or society. I want to change this; even displaying books in a classroom, where the authors' names are diverse or the book covers depict diverse characters, can be a great way to showcase diversity.

I have also requested a few small items that we use for down time / crafts / rewards, and a camera lens for me to use to capture portrait photos and memories of this school year. I will be staying in education long-term, and I will continue to use this lens with my own camera for this purpose. This is the first school year since the pandemic began where we are mostly in-person, and I'd love to capture these moments for the school yearbook.

Ms. Edwards
Grades 6-8
    More than a third of students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 150 students.

    3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sony - FE 50mm F1.8 Standard Lens (SEL50F18F/2) • Amazon Business $248.00 1 $248.00
Night Spinner (Night Spinner Duology, 1) • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Fairy & Folk Tales of Ireland: Slip-cased Edition (Arcturus Slipcased Classics, 11) • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Russian Tales: Traditional Stories of Quests and Enchantments (Traditional Tales) • Amazon Business $24.60 1 $24.60
Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference • Amazon Business $22.99 1 $22.99
Tales of Japan: Traditional Stories of Monsters and Magic (Book of Japanese Mythology, Folk Tales from Japan) (Traditional Tales) • Amazon Business $22.46 1 $22.46
The Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales • Amazon Business $22.13 1 $22.13
An Affair of Poisons • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
The Annotated African American Folktales (The Annotated Books) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Hearts Unbroken • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems • Amazon Business $17.85 1 $17.85
Nordic Tales: Folktales from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark (Nordic Folklore and Stories, Illustrated Nordic Book for Teens and Adults) (Tales of) (Traditional Tales) • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Elatsoe • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Slow Rising Jumbo Squishies Toys Set - 9 Pack Soft Kawaii Squishy Hamburger Popcorn Cake Ice Cream Donut Stress Relief Squeeze Toy for Boys and Girls • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning History for Young People) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
We Are Not Free • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Of A Feather • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Legendary Ladies: 50 Goddesses To Empower And Inspire You (Ann Shen Legendary Ladies Collection) • Amazon Business $15.89 1 $15.89
Tales of India: Folk Tales from Bengal, Punjab, and Tamil Nadu (Traditional Tales) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sky Breaker (Night Spinner Duology, 2) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Turtle Island: The Story of North America's First People • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
What the Eagle Sees: Indigenous Stories of Rebellion and Renewal • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Girl, Serpent, Thorn • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed The World (Ann Shen Legendary Ladies Collection) • Amazon Business $14.42 1 $14.42
Under the Mesquite • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
obmwang 21 Pcs 20-25cm Natural Pheasant Feathers for DIY Craft Wedding Home Party Decorations, 3 Styles • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Peacemaker • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Forest of Souls (Shamanborn Series, 1) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Daughters of Jubilation • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
PEPPERLONELY Brand 50PC Antiqued Bronze Metal 4 Holes Scrapbooking Sewing Buttons 13mm (1/2 Inch) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Tiger's Curse (Book 1 in the Tiger's Curse Series) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
This Is My Brain in Love • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
We Are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Parachutes • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Raybearer • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, 1) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Cinderella Is Dead • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
How I Became A Ghost A Choctaw Trail of Tears Story (Book 1 in the How I Became A Ghost Series) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Song Below Water • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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