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

Books to Give My Students Roots and Wings!

Help me give my students stories that build their sense of self in the context of global citizenship and show them how to make meaningful contributions to the world around them.

  • $588 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are funny, exuberant, high-energy Spanish-speaking second graders. Most are from low-income, immigrant families. My students are mesmerized by good stories and are highly engaged when I read aloud to them in Spanish and English.

Despite serial disruptions to their education due to high teacher turn-over, my students are eager to learn and excited about growing as readers.

My students are hungry for high quality stories. Along with the effort they put into learning how to read, their attentive listening and joyful enthusiasm for discussing meaningful and beautiful books is inspiring.

My Project

I am requesting Spanish and English picture books that will inspire my students to reflect on who they are and to see themselves as agents of positive change in the world.

The texts that I have selected are beautiful and thoughtful picture books with a social/emotional component.

I have chosen Spanish language books such as Quizás Algo Hermoso by F. Isable Campoy, which tells the story of how art transformed a Latino neighborhood. I have chosen English language books such as Real Cowboys by Kate Hoefler, which depicts cowboys as gentle care takers.

I have also included picture books that teach self regulation and empathy in a kid-friendly and accessible way.

Ms. Colleen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 19 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Última parada de la calle Market (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Guapa (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.82 1 $17.82
Real Cowboys • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
El miedo de Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
El faro de las almas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Stuck • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Her Right Foot • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
What Can a Citizen Do? • Amazon Business $13.76 1 $13.76
Quizás algo hermoso (Maybe Something Beautiful Spanish edition): Cómo el arte transformó un barrio • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Soñadores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Los deseos de Carmela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lola: Edición en español de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
Pastel para enemigos (Enemy Pie Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Escuchando con mi Corazón: Una cuento de bondad y autocompasión (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Escuchando a Mi Cuerpo: Una guía para ayudar a los niños entender la conexión entre las sensaciones físicas y sus sentimientos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Pablo Pineda: Ser diferente es un valor (Lo que de verdad importa) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Señor Sí (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
La música del mar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Margarito (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Buscar (Somos8) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
La princesa vestida con una bolsa de paper (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
La Senorita Runfio (Picture Puffins) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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