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Ms. Ayala from Hillsboro OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Social Justice 4 the Kids!

My students need diverse books in their classroom library! I've provided titles with complex topics. We also do not have a classroom bookshelf, which would hold all these precious books.

  • $697 goal

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My Students

Our students are spectacular and brilliant! Our students are from a low-income community. Many of my students live in low-income housing and come from tough backgrounds. However, they strive when they are in school and you wouldn't know that they've struggled because of such grace. They bring their life background and my students are assets to the classroom. They're also all team players. I've witnessed amazing team players help out whoever needs it. For example, one of our students has an intellectual disability receives a huge amount of help from the kids. There was a point, where one of the boys said, "Maestra, he was reading a book today!".

My students are critical thinkers, thoughtful listeners, and creative learners!

They love to dance and sing songs as a group. They can connect their life experiences and tie it to their learning. Our students protect each other when they are in and out of the classroom. They all learn in different ways, but they can always find ways to grow with the help of their team.

My Project

Social justice books help the reader understand the world in a deep way. The impact is brutally important, especially during these times. Our classroom will be the sanctuary for ALL and it will show in the books, posters and book displays.

With your help, our students will be well-rounded and empathic during their academic learning.

With this addition, I am in hopes that our students who are hesitant about reading, will change their minds as many of the titles are high-interest books. Books like "I am Alfonso Jones" and "Roller Girl", give students' a deeper understanding of police brutality and girl empowerment. Unfortunately, these titles are not necessarily purchased in the school library, therefore it would create an accessibility for our students.

Ms. Ayala
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids Birch 5-Section School Classroom Storage Cabinet with Casters, Natural, 24" H • Amazon Business $147.00 1 $147.00
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) • Amazon Business $25.98 1 $25.98
Laminated THE PIONEERS POSTER Mandela - Malcolm X - Obama - Martin Luther King Civil Rights Poster 24x36 • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice • Amazon Business $22.81 1 $22.81
Rethinking Sexism, Gender, and Sexuality • Amazon Business $21.12 1 $21.12
Undocumented: A Worker's Fight • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Gay & Lesbian History for Kids: The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $15.16 1 $15.16
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Flower Festival Feast of Santa Anita 1931 Diego Rivera Latino Cool Warm Colors Print Poster 11x14 • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Gibson Holders 1A 2-Wire Display Stand, Black, 12-Pack • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Roller Girl • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Maya Angelou - Success is Liking Yourself - 11x14 Unframed Typography Art Print - Great Inspirational Gift • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
Patina (Track) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Understanding Your Civil Rights (Kids' Guide to Government) • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, 'DREAM LIKE KING' | 7.5 x 5.5 inch Black Vinyl Decal • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
After Tupac and D Foster • Amazon Business $6.83 1 $6.83
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Black Panther Little Golden Book (Marvel: Black Panther) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
World of Reading: Black Panther: This is Black Panther (Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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