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Ms. Galan from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Books with Cross-Cultural Connections

Help me give my students diverse, multicultural books that highlight minorities dealing with issues like immigration, poverty and internal struggles.

  • $367 goal

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My Students

I teach in a low-income, high poverty neighborhood in Chicago. Over 97% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunches based on their socio-economic backgrounds.

My middle schoolers are passionate, highly motivated individuals who are passionate about school and love challenging themselves every day.

My classroom includes children who come from families experiencing poverty, have limited English proficiency or have learning disabilities. However, they all enjoy discovering, working, and learning together and encourage each other in and out of school. Despite the challenges they face, our teachers always try to create meaningful academic and social-emotional experiences that pique their interests.

This year, I have the honor of teaching 6th graders. Creating a fun, educational activities will allow my students to have a more engaging and creative school year as well as create great memories with their friends.

My Project

My students live in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in Chicago. A community that is rich in culture and traditions. Cultural issues such as immigration affect our students daily. Help me give my students diverse, multicultural literature that they can see themselves in. We need books that highlight minorities, individuals dealing with physical & learning disabilities, and characters tackling issues such as immigration, prejudice, and internal struggles.

By reading "Enrique's Journey" the students will read about characters who are just like them and situations they can relate to!

Our students need to read texts that will help them connect them to the world and understand social issues that impact their everyday lives. Learning about hardships that other children face will also help them develop into open-minded, socially-aware, inclusive young people. 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.

Ms. Galan
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 65 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Enrique's Journey • AKJ Education $7.29 35 $255.15
La travesía de Enrique (Enrique's Journey) • AKJ Education $7.29 3 $21.87

Materials cost

$277.02

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.16

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$311.18

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.91

Total project goal

$366.09

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$366.09

2 Donors

-$366.09

Donations toward project cost

-$311.18

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$54.91

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$0.00

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