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Mrs. Zeldes from N Branford CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Connections Through Hispanic Literature

Help me give my students this collection of Hispanic literature so that they can further make connections with the world around them.

  • $171 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students, in grades 8 through 12, are learning Spanish to help themselves make greater connections with people around the world. They have chosen Spanish as part of their learning journey, and many student continue into more advanced levels.

Students love learning and practicing the language and they appreciate learning about the daily lives and practices of the Spanish-speaking world.

My students would greatly benefit from cultural exposure through literature, as the community and the school is slowly becoming more diverse.

My Project

Having access to an array of quality trade books will help my students to make connections with the cultures they are studying. By reading about the Hispanic or Latino experience, students gain empathy, which is necessary in today's global society.

This literature allows students to experience the world through other people's eyes.

These books are not just words on pages, but rather life experiences of people who have struggled for safety, security, identity, and acceptance.

Please assist me in bringing the world to my students through literature. With titles appealing to many levels and interests, these books will be part of the cultural curriculum.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The House of the Spirits: A Novel • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
The Devil's Highway: A True Story • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel (P.S.) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Ficciones (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala • Amazon Business $11.50 1 $11.50
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The House of Broken Angels • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
One Hundred Years of Solitude (P.S.) (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Breaking Through • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29

Materials cost

$109.28

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$144.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.57

Total project goal

$170.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$170.48

4 Donors

-$167.67

Donations toward project cost

-$144.91

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.81

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$0.00

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