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Ms. Terrazas from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

This Is Us: Learning Through Diverse and Multicultural Books

Help me give my students a love for reading through these diverse and multicultural mentor texts.

  • $484 goal

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My Students

I teach kindergarten in a low SES community compromised of mostly Hispanic and African American populations. Despite any problems they might face at home my little humans show up to school ready to love, learn and inspire each other to be the best and kind-hearted people they can be. We might all come from different walks of life but in our classroom we build a sense of community where we are accepting and loving of each other. Our ultimate goal is to grow into the best version of ourselves we can be and go forth and share that with the world.

One of our favorite things to do is read and write.

We draw inspiration from our own lives, each other and the books they are exposed to. They beam with joy when they discover a new book to love or when their little minds make a new story to share with their peers. We are developing and fostering a love for reading and writing and by the end of the year it is so beautiful to see how much they have grown as readers and authors of their own stories.

My Project

These books depict journeys full of courage, strength, love and kindness that are being lived by people from all over the world. These stories will help my students become avid readers and writers while learning that the struggles and difficulties in life are all part of a path leading to an extraordinary life.

I like to expose my students to people and cultures beyond those you would normally see on tv and other forms of print.

The books they are exposed to helps them deal and learn about an ever changing world. Many of my students come from situations and environments similar to those of the characters in the books and thus provide a connection that they might not get in the real world.

Ms. Terrazas
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pedro Perfecto, arquitecto / Iggy Peck, Architect (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 2 $35.90
¿De dónde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ada Magnífica, científica /Ada Twist, Scientist (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
La Luna Mango (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Sulwe • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Rosa Pionera, ingeniera / Rosie Revere, Engineer (los Preguntones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Rainbow: A First Book of Pride • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mary Wears What She Wants • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Can Write the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Family Is a Family Is a Family • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
El mapa de los buenos momentos (The Map of Good Memories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Just Read! • Amazon Business $10.81 1 $10.81
Moon's First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Windows • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Love Makes a Family • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Hugs from Obama: A Photographic Look Back at the Warmth and Wisdom of President Barack Obama • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Tough Guys Have Feelings Too • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Thread of Love • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59

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