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Ms. Wallace from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing Multicultural Children's Books!

My students need multicultural children's books to research the writing of their own childre's book!

  • $343 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students and families speak Spanish, Mam, Tongan, Arabic, Tagalog, Karen, Karenni, Nepali and Chinese. Since 45% of our students are English Language Learners, we have a rich academic program to meet their language needs. Our newcomer program serves up to forty students in our community who have moved here in the last year and speak little English. We also have a rich African American student population that thrives at our school.

Our students reflect the neighborhood's diverse immigrant and minority populations.

Throughout the year, we have cultural celebrations to celebrate the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of our diverse student population. While 96% of our students are socioeconomically disadvantaged, we are rich in so many ways.

My Project

One of my favorite units to teach in seventh grade is our children's book writing unit! Students begin their research by reading a variety of short children's books of all ages, while discussing plot and characters. Then they write a draft, draw illustrations and peer edit each other's work! The final step is 'publishing' where they laminate the cover of their book and sew it together (the laminator came from another's Donor's Choose project, but we do need some more sheets!).

While researching, I want students to be able to connect to their cultures, as well as others.

That's why I'm adding these multicultural books to our classroom library!

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

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crystal Clear 200-Pieces Universal Thermal Laminating Pouches • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Be Kind • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Hidden Figures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Ring Bearer • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Big Hair, Don't Care • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Too Many Tamales • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$235.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$21.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$290.86

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.33

Total project goal

$342.19

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$342.19

1 Donor

-$342.19

Donations toward project cost

-$290.86

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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