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

Multilingual, Multicultural Books to Help My Students See Themselves

The cost of books for a multilingual, multicultural library--including "The Name Jar," "El Beisbol Nos Salvo," and "The Swirling Hijaab" (twenty-four books in all)--is $445, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $445 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2006.

This project expired on June 23, 2006.

I am currently teaching a fourth-grade class of English-language learners. The small collection of multilingual books were such a huge hit with both parents and students alike last year, I am very excited to expand this library. The parents actually stopped me as they picked up their children to thank me for introducing books in their languages that they could read with their children. I have seen the interest and parent participation that books such as these have sparked with my class last year. These books were taken home, shared with my students' families, and then returned, to be shared by other students. Strengthening native language literacy has been shown over and over again to make a huge difference in children's literacy in English. Therefore I would like to build my library with books discussing life in other countries and experiences of children who have immigrated to America, just as my children have, as well as books which reflect the languages spoken by my students. These include, but are not limited to, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Albanian, Punjabi, Arabic and Urdu. You cannot imagine what a difference it makes to these children to see a book featuring something they recognize. Either a picture of their country, a mention of food eaten there, or a holiday celebration--or most exciting of all, a book actually printed in their language, which their parents can share with them.

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

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abadeha: The Philippine Cinderella • Culture for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
Celebrations: Holidays of the United States of America and Mexico • Culture for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
Anklet For a Princess: A cinderella Story from India • Culture for Kids $16.95 1 $16.95
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Culture for Kids $15.95 1 $15.95
Milet Picture Dictionary • Culture for Kids $14.95 1 $14.95
Let's Talk about When Your Parent Doesn't Speak English • Culture for Kids $13.95 1 $13.95
Dragon's Tears • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Three Billy Goats Gruff • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Lima's Red Hot Chilli • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
The Swirling Hijaab • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Dragon's Tears • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Limas Red Hot Chilli • Culture for Kids $12.99 1 $12.99
Words for school • Culture for Kids $10.99 2 $21.98
Words for School • Culture for Kids $10.99 2 $21.98
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Culture for Kids $10.95 1 $10.95
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Culture for Kids $9.99 1 $9.99
Celebrating -Small World Series • Culture for Kids $9.95 1 $9.95
Green Eggs and Ham • Culture for Kids $9.95 1 $9.95
Grandma Nana • Culture for Kids $9.95 1 $9.95
Adelita: A Mexican Cenderella Story • Culture for Kids $6.99 1 $6.99
The Name Jar • Culture for Kids $6.95 1 $6.95
Abuela's Weave • Culture for Kids $6.95 1 $6.95
El Beisbol Nos Salvo • Culture for Kids $6.95 1 $6.95
I hate english • Culture for Kids $5.99 2 $11.98

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