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Ms. R. from Seattle WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Picture Books

Help me give my students picture books for our school library that value the contributions of people of different cultures.

  • $448 goal

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My Students

I teach at a Title I school where approximately 20% of my students are Native American. My school is one of the few schools in the district to offer a Native curriculum. More than 50% of the students are on free or reduced-price lunch and 10% are homeless; many of the students have experienced some kind of trauma.

My students have vivid imaginations and love to express themselves creatively.

These students also have an insatiable curiosity for knowledge, and their perseverance and exuberance astonishes me every day.

My Project

I would like for my students to have access to the multicultural picture books identified by the Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature (CSMCL) as the "best" of 2018. These are books that the CSMCL considers as "books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry, ​and pictures for all age levels that reflect and encourage the interests of children and youth in exemplary ways.

Access to these multicultural books will help my students feel that their culture is valued, and the exposure to characters of different backgrounds will help my students develop empathy toward others.

Please help our school library obtain these wonderful books.

Ms. R.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 180 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frankie Finds the Blues • Amazon Business $18.38 1 $18.38
Crescent Moons and Pointed Minarets: A Muslim Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Islandborn • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
A Big Mooncake for Little Star • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Ocean Meets Sky • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Carlos Santana • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
La Frontera / The Border: El viaje con papá/ My Journey With Papa (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
So Tall Within: Sojourner Truth's Long Walk Toward Freedom • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The 5 O'Clock Band • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Grandma's Purse • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
No Small Potatoes: Junius G. Groves and His Kingdom in Kansas • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Welcome To Country: A Traditional Aboriginal Ceremony • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
A Gift from Abuela • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Patchwork Bike • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
What Is Light? (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
Holi Colors • Amazon Business $5.77 1 $5.77

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