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Mrs. Weigand from Bellevue WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Everyone!

My students need quality, relevant, multilingual rich books. The books in this cart like Julian is a Mermaid or Dreamers make connections with those of our students that are most vulnerable.

  • $1,437 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a dual language program located in a Title 1 community, with very diverse learners. Our students, like many others, face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Some of their life challenges can not be helped, but the lack of materials and resources is the biggest obstacle we can control today.

My students are brilliant with bright futures ahead of them, about 50% of our students qualify for free and reduced lunches.

We house a special needs program about 15% of our student population that is intentionally mixed into all classrooms so all students can learn side by side. They come to school ready to learn and put forward their best efforts every day. They are multicultural, multilingual l kids with lots of heart.

These 500 plus students have 15, loving and hardworking teachers that are ready to take them to the next level. They will rise to the occasion and surely surpass our expectations this upcoming year, we just need some resources to help us get there!

My Project

This project is very important to me and about five-hundred K-5th grade multilingual, multicultural and brilliant students. I am a ELL facilitator and bilingual coach in my building and we are very much in need of quality and relevant books. It is my job to help other educators reach out to those students who are most in need and impacted.

All of these quality books will find homes in different classrooms in a exceptional dual language building with exceptional students (K-5th).

When our students see themselves reflected in these books the positive impact is almost immeasurable. Having quality roles models to read about creates positive ripples in schools and communities.

Mrs. Weigand
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Danza!: Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet • Amazon Business $15.18 5 $75.90
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.41 3 $40.23
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.26 3 $39.78
Stand in My Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
Dreamers • Amazon Business $12.91 3 $38.73
Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin • Amazon Business $12.86 3 $38.58
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.10 3 $36.30
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.45 3 $34.35
Side by Side/Lado a Lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La Historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Gracias / Thanks (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.69 2 $33.38
The Three Little Tamales • Amazon Business $14.95 2 $29.90
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $9.88 3 $29.64
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $14.39 2 $28.78
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos • Amazon Business $13.54 2 $27.08
Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene tiene dos apellidos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.67 2 $25.34
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.48 2 $22.96
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96
Rudas: Niño's Horrendous Hermanitas • Amazon Business $10.43 2 $20.86
¿Quien fue Albert Einstein? / Who Was Albert Einstein? (Spanish Edition) (¿Quién Fue…?/ Who Was…?) • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
From North to South / Del Norte al Sur • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
¿Quién fue Marie Curie? (Spanish Edition) (Quien Fue.?/Who Was.?) • Amazon Business $9.40 2 $18.80
¿Quién fue Harriet Tubman? (¿quien Fue...? / Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.21 2 $18.42
¿Quién fue Roberto Clemente? (Spanish Edition) (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) • Amazon Business $9.16 2 $18.32
¿Quién es Malala Yousafzai?/ Who is Malala Yousafzai? (¿quién Fue? / Who Was?) (Spanish Edition) (Quien Fue? / Who Was?) • Amazon Business $9.16 2 $18.32
¿Quién fue Nelson Mandela? (Quien Fue...? / Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.16 2 $18.32
My Diary from Here to There: Mi diario de aqui hasta alla (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.06 2 $18.12
My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito • Amazon Business $8.94 2 $17.88
El soñador (The Dreamer): (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.44 2 $16.88
¿Quién fue Rosa Parks? (Quien Fue...? / Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
My Name Is Jorge: On Both Sides of the River • Amazon Business $7.83 2 $15.66
¿Quién fue Steve Jobs? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Niño Wrestles the World • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Yo, Naomi Leon (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Playing Loteria /El juego de la loteria (Bilingual) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 2 $13.90
¿Quién fue Pablo Picasso? (Who Was...?) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.07 2 $12.14
Ramona la chinche • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
La casa del árbol # 13 Vacaciones al pie de un volcán / Vacation Under the Volcano (Spanish Edition) (La Casa Del Arbol / Magic Tree House) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Dinosaurios al atardecer (Casa del arbol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
El ratoncito de la moto (The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.79 2 $9.58
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Devolver al Remitente (Return to Sender Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.83 1 $7.83
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Telaraña de Carlota: Charlotte's Web (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
Baditude! What to Do When Life Stinks! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $2.99 2 $5.98
Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Grades PK - 3: Ricitos de Oro y los tres osos (Keepsake Stories) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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