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Ms. Aviles from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Chapter Books that Represent Us and Others!

Help me give my students diverse chapter books that represent them and their classmates!

  • $256 goal

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My Students

My students walk into the classroom every day full of love, energy, and excitement on what the day brings. Despite the hardships they may face, my second-grade scholars love to laugh, smile, and love. I aspire to enhance their experiences and create an environment where they feel confident in what they have achieved.

My classroom is filled with scholars of diverse cultures and identities.

I’m eager to provide opportunities for my scholars to connect their learning to their own culture and strive to create content that serves as both a mirror and a window. I cannot wait to celebrate their strengths, their goals, and their accomplishments.

I teach at a Title I school in Minnesota where over 88 percent of the students receive free breakfast and lunch. I am in a classroom where my students speak a variety of different languages. Forty-nine percent of the students at my school identify as Asian, 29% identify as African American, 11% identify as Hispanic, 8% identify as Caucasian, and 1% identify as American Indian.

My Project

My class did a library analysis of our classroom library. The results were very shocking! Our classroom demographics are 34.8% Asian, 30.4% Hispanic/Latinx, 26.1% Black/African American, and 8.7% White. When we looked at all of our books in our classroom, we tallied up the races of all the main characters. We found out that 53.4% of our books had White characters, 26.7% Black/African American characters, 9.9% had Asian characters, 6.9% Hispanic/Latino, and 3.1% Native American characters. Our library demographics did not match our classroom demographics at all! My students should be able to see themselves as characters in books and our classroom library did not do that at all. This is why we are hoping to get diverse chapter books that provide not just a mirror for the students but also a window.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zoey and Sassafras Books 1-6 Pack • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
The Mia Mayhem Collection: Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero!; Mia Mayhem Learns to Fly!; Mia Mayhem vs. The Super Bully; Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Lola Levine Meets Jelly and Bean • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ellray Jakes the Dragon Slayer • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Ruby Lu, Star of the Show • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
EllRay Jakes Is Magic • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Katie and the Class Pet (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Singing Superstar (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Yasmin the Friend • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro and the Shark • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
Yasmin the Painter • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Every Day Is Exciting (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Katie Woo Loves School • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro, First-Grade Hero • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro's Monster • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
My Vida Loca (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Pedro the Great • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Katie Blows Her Top (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
EllRay Jakes the Recess King! • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Katie Woo and Friends • Amazon Business $2.79 1 $2.79
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $2.29 1 $2.29

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