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Mrs. Faford from Providence RI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Are Mirrors

Help me give my students books that are mirrors of themselves and their families.

  • $590 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students come to school with a strong desire to learn and to be the best that they can be. Our school is a high poverty school in an urban district in Rhode Island. Many of our students receive free or reduced lunch. Our school has an increasing population of students who receive English as a Second Language service. All of my students are multilingual learners. My students have proficiency levels that range from students who are new to the United States to students who are ready to exit the English as a Second Language program.

Some of the most rewarding moments of my day are when a student (new to our country) is finally able to ask for a pencil, to say good morning to me, or to hold a short conversation with another student or group of students.

In order for this to happen, we need to have experiences that can give them the opportunity to be successful multilingual learners.

My Project

Students should read books that reflect themselves and the people that they know. These books would enhance the diverse library that I strive to create. All of these books have been chosen with my students in mind. Students will be able to choose books, which will help them continue to enjoy reading both independently and with their families.

With these new books, my students will be able to choose from a variety of books that will allow them to read about people with whom they share similar experiences.

In order for my students to grow as readers, they need to increase their reading stamina. The best way to do this is for my students to have a large and diverse classroom library. My students have enough "window" books. They need to have "mirror" books.

Mrs. Faford
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $10.90 2 $21.80
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
The Leaving Morning (Theme 5: Home Sweet Home) • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72
The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What the Moon Said • Amazon Business $15.94 1 $15.94
Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
My Diary From Here to There/Mi diario de aqui hasta alla • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers (Learn to Count Books, Numbers Books for Kids, Preschool Numbers Book) • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Red: A Crayon's Story • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
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
One Family • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Gettin' Through Thursday • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Big Umbrella • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza (Rise and Shine) • Amazon Business $9.82 1 $9.82
LeBron James: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Became King • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table (Food Heroes) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Carmela Full of Wishes • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
A Different Pond (Fiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Apple Pie Fourth of July • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Little Night/Nochecita • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
I Love Saturdays y domingos • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
One Good Deed • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Green Is a Chile Pepper: A Book of Colors (Color Books for Kids, Hispanic Books for Kids, Early Reader Books) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Stef Soto, Taco Queen • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
My Best Friend • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93

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