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Mrs. Y. from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Libros en espa?

The cost of a variety of Spanish literature is $422, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $422 goal

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I teach Spanish to native speakers at XCEL Academy, a public charter high school in San Francisco. Our school focuses on reaching "at-risk" students through a curriculum based on Environmental and Social Justice. My students, who are fluent in speaking Spanish, are still working on developing their Spanish literacy skills. Most of them struggle with reading and are easily tempted to give up. It has been a challenge to find appropriate Spanish reading materials that are of interest to them. I would like to begin a "Literary Circle" reading project where students choose the novel they want to read, work on it with a small group of their peers, and then discuss it. Students have narrowed down their choices of books, opting for works by Latino authors such as Gary Soto, Laura Esquivel, Julia Alvarez, Luis Rodriguez and Piri Thomas. We, however, are in need of more novels in our class library. Being a small school in its third year, we are limited in our budget. We need five set of novels, a total of 25 books for two classes. My desire is that my students appreciate their bilingualism, even though, at times, developing it is difficult. I hope through this project I will be able to reinforce the value of the gift that they have.

Mrs. Y.
Grades 9-12
  • XCEL (Cross Cultural Leadership Envi
  • San Francisco, CA
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
En el tiempo de las mariposas (In The Time of the Butterflies) Julia Alvarez, Rolando Costa Picazo (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $12.55 3 $37.65
Por estas calles bravas (Down These Mean Streets) Piri Thomas, Suzanne Dod Thomas • Barnes and Noble $11.65 6 $69.90
Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) Laura Esquivel • Barnes and Noble $11.65 5 $58.25
La republica de East L.A.: Cuentos Luis J. Rodriguez • Barnes and Noble $11.65 5 $58.25
Cebollas Enterradas Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $7.65 6 $45.90

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