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Ms. F. from Springfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Build a Spanish Classroom Library for English Language Learners!

My students need Spanish books to read! This is a collection of books in Spanish -- ranging from classics to contemporary young adult fiction to bilingual poetry.

  • $734 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a small city, which has high poverty and crime rates. Most of my students are from Puerto Rico; some arrived a couple of years ago but many have come within the last year after they were displaced by the hurricane. They are in ninth grade and are engaging in a rigorous college- and career-preparatory program in the hopes that they can become the future leaders of this community.

Research has shown that second language acquisition is much easier when students are literate in their first languages; thus, my emphasis on building both native language literacy and English literacy.

I want my students to be able to learn from the written word and to be educated consumers of information.

My Project

This project aims to bring reading books into my classroom. I am hoping to purchase free reading books for my ninth graders in hopes of developing them into readers.

My students come in with various experiences related to reading: some are literate, some are not, some read for pleasure, some have never read more than a paragraph before.

By selecting a wide range of books, I hope to draw all students in and allow them to see the worlds that books can reveal to them.

Students will have access to these books both in the classroom and to take home. Part of their weekly homework requirement is to read outside of class.

Ms. F.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Origen (En espanol) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.25 1 $18.25
La niña que bebió la Luna (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Heaven (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.33 1 $17.33
De Ratones y Hombres / Of Mice and Men (Aula de Literatura) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Escuela de gamers (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Harry Potter y la orden del fenix (Harry 05) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Marcada: Una Casa de la Noche Novela (House of Night Novels) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.60 1 $16.60
Dime quién soy (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
El odio que das (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.11 1 $16.11
Harry Potter y el caliz de fuego (Harry 04) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Invisible / Invisible (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Las chicas son de ciencias: 25 científicas que cambiaron el mundo / Science Is a Girl's Thing (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Maze Runner 4 Virus letal (Spanish Edition) (Maze Runner Trilogy) • Amazon Business $14.65 1 $14.65
El deli latino (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
El curioso incidente del perro a media noche / The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
El mundo del mañana: Ángeles caídos II (El fin de los tiempos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
En el tiempo de las mariposas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Correr o morir / Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Como agua para chocolate (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Hoyos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
La casa de los espiritus: The House of the Spirits - Spanish-language Edition (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
El árbol generoso • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Aire encantado (Enchanted Air): Dos culturas, dos alas: una memoria (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
El soborno: Spanish-language edition of The Whistler (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Diario de una adolescente (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Selección, La (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
El libro salvaje (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Casa de espías (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Los 7 hábitos de los adolescentes altamente efectivos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Caminos Cruzados: Juntos 2 (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Juntos • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Red Hot Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Being Young and Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Harry Potter y la camara secreta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Cómplices: Esta vez, la aventura de leer (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Gernika: Una novela de suspense (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
El Soñador: (Spanish language edition of The Dreamer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tangerine Spanish Edition (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Percy Jackson 01. Ladron del rayo (Percy Jackson y los dioses del olimpo) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
Tuck para siempre • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
¡Gool!: El sueno se inicia... (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Antes de ser libres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
La rebelión del tigre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Will Grayson, Will Grayson (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Esperanza renace: (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Alicia en el País de las Maravillas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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