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Ms. Damiano from Sunnyvale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Read-Aloud Books for Multicultural 1st Graders!

Help me give my students books that represent their experiences!

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a new teacher in Sunnyvale, California, anxiously awaiting my 1st grade students this August! Having met them this year as kindergarteners, my future students are inquisitive, thoughtful, and kind. They are excited learners, helpful friends, enthusiastic readers and clever mathematicians. They are from India, Mexico, Iran, Vietnam, Japan, China, El Salvador, Canada, and all parts of the U.S., and each student contributes sincerely and substantially to the others' learning.

I am thrilled to have a very multicultural class of students, and am hoping to build a classroom library that reflects students' different backgrounds and experiences!

The books I have selected will allow me to show, through read-alouds and in students' own discovery in their independent and partner reading, characters who share some of the same family structures, abilities and disabilities, immigrant backgrounds, and language experiences they have.

I would appreciate any support in this venture and I know my students would as well!

My Project

These read-aloud books will support my students through helping them recognize all the various and fantastic experiences they get to share and learn from one another. These books help start discussions about immigration and disability, they serve as "mirrors" to students who all too often see only white children in classroom literature, and help my students think about kindness, fairness and other values in exciting ways.

Each book is powerful, inspiring, beautiful, thought-provoking and developmentally appropriate.

I have read all of these books individually and can enthusiastically vouch for their quality! Thank you sincerely for any help you can provide.

Ms. Damiano
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Always Anjali • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
My Brother Charlie • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Islandborn • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
A Rule is to Break: A Child's Guide to Anarchy (Wee Rebel) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
I Will Fight Monsters for You • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Journey • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Milo's Museum • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
My Name Is Yoon • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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