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

Reflecting Diversity in Literature for Youth

Help me give my students multicultural books that reflect their diversity and cultures.

  • $299 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a group of Second and Third grade students that come from different backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. The school is surrounded by many apartment buildings and some single family homes.

A lot of children nowadays struggle with socio-emotional skills and low self-esteem that will help them be successful in life.

A lot of these students lack positive cultural role models and are very much underrepresented in the media.

These students are very passionate, hard working, and creative. They are growing so much not just academically but as wonderful citizens of their communities.

My Project

The students that I work with come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. A lot of these students do not always see themselves represented in the mainstream media or don't always have easy access to multicultural literature.

Multicultural literature increases a sense of self-worth and a sense that they have a chance for a successful future.

(Ford, Harris & Howard, 1999) Unfortunately, when children don’t find themselves reflected in books, they are less likely to be

engaged in the reading process.

It is important for students to connect with the characters in the stories in ways that help them understand who they are today. Through these stories, we would hope that they see a reflection of themselves and it can help provide children with a sense of affirmation about themselves and their culture.

Ms. Chanco
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Remarkably You • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
I'm Mixed! • Amazon Business $14.26 1 $14.26
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
I Will Be Fierce • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $12.12 1 $12.12
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
This Little Trailblazer: A Girl Power Primer • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48

Materials cost

$201.91

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$253.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.72

Total project goal

$298.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$298.13

2 Donors

-$147.00

Donations toward project cost

-$129.45

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.55

match offer

-$145.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$123.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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