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Ms. Clary from Bergen NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Text Experiences

My students need current, engaging, and multi-cultural books to read. The books on this list are diverse award winning texts and appealing to children. I want to offer my students rich literary experiences.

  • $672 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 3rd-grade classroom is filled with passionate learners. We come from a small farming community with only about 70 students per grade level. The small class sizes only highlights how close knit and caring these students are for each other. The teachers and students have family-like relationships and we all work together as a team to ensure that our kids will go on to be successful in life, not just academically but as people of character.

Caring for a child means caring for all of their needs and our school does a wonderful job of fulfilling that mission.

My Project

My students come from a rural, small town school. It is filled with students and teachers that look like them. I would like my students to be exposed to people from all walks of life and learn skills such as empathy, compassion, and fearlessness from these characters. Books that are rich in not only diverse characters, but diverse authors, are proven to expand the horizons of our students minds. I aim to update my classroom library and offer my students texts that are a wide range of interests, levels, and styles. My students have a variety of interests and are currently reading texts that have generously been donated to me by family members and former teachers, but are outdated and unappealing to the newest generation of learners.

Ms. Clary
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mighty Miss Malone • AKJ Education $5.83 6 $34.98
The Indian in the Cupboard • AKJ Education $5.05 6 $30.30
Where Oliver Fits • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
A Different Pond • AKJ Education $11.64 2 $23.28
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 3 $17.49
So You Want to Be President? • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Viva Frida • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
A Drop Of Water A Book of Science and Wonder • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Echo • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Jumanji 30th Anniversary Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Flotsam • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Other Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Pink and Say • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Dissent • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Rosie Revere, Engineer • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Crown : An Ode to the Fresh Cut • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • AKJ Education $12.78 1 $12.78
Hello, Universe • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • AKJ Education $8.79 1 $8.79
Crazy Horse's Vision • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Brainstorm!: The Stories of Twenty American Kid Inventors • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Aani and the Tree Huggers • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Richard Wright and the Library Card • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The War That Saved My Life • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Madeline • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
How My Parents Learned to Eat • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Because of Mr. Terupt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rapunzel • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
May I Bring a Friend? • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Can We Save Them? Endangered Species of North America • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
The One and Only Ivan • AKJ Education $5.58 1 $5.58
In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Magic School Bus Inside The Human Body • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition (Common Core Exemplar) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
A Little Princess • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$532.57

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.99

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$570.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$100.69

Total project goal

$671.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$671.25

1 Donor

-$671.25

Donations toward project cost

-$570.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.69

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$0.00

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