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Mrs. Solomon from Asheville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Multicultural Texts

Help me give my students multicultural texts so that every student can find themselves in a text. When students find themselves in a text their self esteem rises and their engagement increases.

  • $597 goal

This project expired on May 10, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the honor of sharing a classroom with group of 22 second graders who come to school eager to learn. Our school has a very diverse population and we've found that the more choices the students in our space have, the safer they feel to make risks in their learning.

Our goal each day is to provide an environment that is safe, nurturing, and provides guidance to enable them to make these choices.

We've found that working together as a team helps build our community, enabling the students to feel free and safe in our space.

#teamworkmakesthedreamwork #uniqueindividuals

My Project

We are striving to collect more multicultural texts for our 2nd grade classroom. When students see characters like Jada, Janie Ray, and Alvin Ailey they will realize that they are similar to themselves. When they see these characters in a book students are more engaged, their self esteem rises, they feel valued! Who doesn't want to see someone like them within the pages of a book? We have a lofty job as educators to make sure all students are represented within the walls of our school. Please help make this goal become a reality by bringing these books to our classroom!

Mrs. Solomon
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.64 1 $15.64
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Esquivel! Space-Age Sound Artist • Amazon Business $14.04 1 $14.04
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.44 1 $13.44
The Skin You Live In • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
Firenze's Light • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
La Familia Bola (Artistas Mini-Animalistas) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Help Your Dragon Deal With Anxiety: Train Your Dragon To Overcome Anxiety. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids How To Deal With Anxiety, Worry And Fear. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Words to Love By • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Is There Really a Human Race? • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Making a Difference: Teaching Kindness, Character and Purpose • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
La sombrerería mágica (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Magic Hat Shop • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
This Is How It Always Is • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Diary of Janie Ray: Books 1-5! • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Strong Is the New Pretty: A Guided Journal for Girls • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The Colors of Us • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Encounter (Voyager Books) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Alvin Ailey • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Sophie Washington: Queen of the Bee (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Class Act #2 (Jada Jones) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Morning Girl • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
A Rainbow of Friends • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

Materials cost

$436.29

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$34.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.45

Total project goal

$596.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.31

9 Donors

-$455.00

Donations toward project cost

-$386.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$68.25

match offer

-$141.31

Match offer toward project cost

-$120.11

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.20

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$0.00

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