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Ms. Seigel from Enid OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

There is No Friend as Loyal as a Book!

My students need multicultural books to see themselves in literature and to learn about others.

  • $450 goal

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My Students

My students, kindergarten through fifth grade, come into my classroom every day excited to learn. I have students coming from various backgrounds, both culturally and economically. They all bring a uniqueness and personality to our school. We are a Title I school; over 95% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. With all the things going on in their life, these students really deserve to have school be a safe haven for them where learning is fun, engaging, and in an environment where they feel welcome.

My Project

My students need specially selected books that ensure they find texts that represent our culturally diverse classrooms and home environments in our school, country, and those across the globe. Multicultural literature serves as a powerful tool in enabling students to gain a better understanding of both their own culture and the cultures of others. Through this deeper knowledge, relationships can be strengthened, bridging the gap between students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

Multicultural literature fosters positive self-esteem and prevents students from feeling isolated.

It has the ability to nurture respect, empathy and acceptance among students.

Multicultural literature promotes the interaction of children across differing ethnic backgrounds. Stories portraying cultural diversity can foster the belief that race is not a barrier, but rather a contribution to the beauty of our multicultural world.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Trailblazing Latino Americans • AKJ Education $16.75 1 $16.75
Barnum's Bones How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Swap! • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Three Cups of Tea Young Readers Edition • AKJ Education $14.34 1 $14.34
Giant Steps to Change the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
If America Were a Village A Book About the People of the United States • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
If America Were a Village A Book About the People of the United States • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
This Child, Every Child: A Book About the World's Children • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Brave Girl Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Ticktock Banneker's Clock • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Fish in a Tree • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Emmet’s Storm • AKJ Education $12.00 1 $12.00
1001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Ice Is Nice! All About the North and South Poles • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Our California • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Morning Meals Around the World • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Diary of Sally Wister A Colonial Quaker Girl • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
When Your Llama Needs a Haircut • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Whoever You Are • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
America Is... • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Island Treasures Growing Up in Cuba • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Eleanor • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $4.85 1 $4.85
Schools Around the World • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Fiona's Luck • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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