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Ms. Fehr from Romeoville IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books for Diverse Learners!

My students need authentic Spanish literature and books that contain diverse characters.

  • $377 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am so incredibly fortunate to work with a group of amazing students! Every year I am amazed by their perseverance, willingness to be challenged and kindness. I truly believe I have the dream group of students every year! My students are fantastic bilingual learners who work hard every day to grow in their native language and second language-English, so they can be literate in both languages. By being literate in both languages, they will have so many more opportunities as adults and I would never want them to think of it as a disadvantage. I always try to remind them that although learning a new language is difficult, it will be very beneficial to them in the future.

I teach at a Title l School with a high-poverty population and over 900 students.

Many of our students have struggles outside of the classroom that affect their ability to focus within the classroom. This presents a challenge, but we always want to make sure they are taken care of in all areas of their life. So, we must help meet their basic needs so they are able to learn.

My Project

My students are in need of diverse books that are authentic Spanish or a quality translation. It is so difficult to find good Spanish books that are not "lost in translation" AND have diverse characters. Did you know that 73% of the children's books written in 2015 featured main characters that were white? Another 12.5% featured animals or objects. (Cooperative Children's Book Center). That doesn't leave much room for my students to see their faces and experiences reflected in books.

I want our classroom books to be mirrors into their lives and windows into the experiences of others.

Reading is so powerful, but even more so when you see yourself within the pages of the book. These books will engage my students in reading and help them to learn about themselves through the characters.

Ms. Fehr
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 27 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La Tortuga Mágica (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Orejas de mariposa / Butterfly Ears (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Tres lobitos y el cochinito feroz (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
La Tortuga Mágica: Antártida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.87 1 $19.87
Lope, el león miope (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Escarabajo En Compania (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Napí: Spanish-Language Edition (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Así me siento yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
La luz de Lucía (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.53 1 $13.53
La gallina Cocorina (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Monstruo rosa (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Ellie y el Dinosaurio Volador: Cuento para niños 4-8 Años, libros en español para niños, Cuentos para dormir, Libros ilustrados, Libro preescolar, Aventuras, Spanish books for children Spanish edition • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Animales asombrosos: Ballenas salvajes: Suma y resta (Amazing Animals: Wild Whales: Addition and Subtraction) (Spanish Version) (Animales asombrosos: Mathematics Readers) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Osos Polares y Pingüinos: Un libro de comparación y contraste [Polar Bears and Penguins: A Compare and Contrast Book] (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
La Cucarachita Martina (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tiburones blancos (Abdo Kids: Tiburones) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Daniel quiere ser detective (Primeros lectores) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El beso de la princesa (Primeros lectores) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Noche de humo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
De como tia Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (The Tia Lola Stories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Berta juega al futbol (Mi Amiga Berta) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Berta Va Al Dentista (Spanish Edition) (Mi Amiga Berta) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
El Ciclo De Vida Del Pinguino Emperador/ The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin (Ciclo De Vida / The Life Cycle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

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