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Ms. Dang from New Brighton MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books With Kids Like Me

My students need culturally responsive picture books that honor and reflect their identity and experiences.

  • $278 goal

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My Students

My students are resilient, compassionate, and inquisitive. I work with English Learners from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and English language abilities. We have ELs ranging from newcomers with very minimal English skills to Advanced English Learners who just need some additional support to participate in rigorous academic activities. The positive relationships that are built and nurtured in our EL classroom are truly treasured, and I consider myself lucky to be able to work with such an amazing group of students!

I walk into my classroom every single day excited to bring out each of my student's amazing potential.

The English Learners in our elementary school come to us not with just an incredible eagerness to learn, but brilliant strengths and experiences that are just waiting to be utilized in our classrooms. Every one of our students are assets!

My Project

Our classroom library is in need of picture books that honor and reflect the experiences of our students and their families. My English Learners may come from different countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Korea, India, and Somalia, but they share a common love of reading- from me reading aloud to them or reading a book I have assigned to them, but especially when they are able to choose a book to read independently themselves.

All of these books have been chosen in an effort to promote self-acceptance, self-confidence, and self-esteem.

These books will engage my students in generating valuable conversations about our identities, our relationships across cultures, as well as racial injustices while helping them become better readers as well.

Freire (1987) summarized the importance of connecting what students read to their lives, and we as educators should not forget his words. Freire wrote: "Reading the world always precedes reading the word, and reading the word implies continually reading the world." My students will greatly benefit and appreciate your support.

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

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This project will reach 52 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Lailah's Lunchbox: A Ramadan Story • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
One Green Apple • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Water Princess • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Sandwich Swap • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Drawn Together • Amazon Business $10.24 1 $10.24
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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