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Mr. Ruelas from Boston MA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books To Get Students Hooked On Language & Culture

Help me give my students diverse children's books with stories in English and Spanish that represent different backgrounds, religions, skin colors, hair types and interests!

  • $593 goal

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My Students

The kids at our inner-city school are incredibly diverse culturally and linguistically. I enjoy teaching in the World Language department because my students love learning, making connections with different cultures, communities and their own identities. The best part of the job is building strong relationships with my students and watching them grow up from 8th grade to 12th grade!

Other stats about us:

-We received an “A” for diversity from the Niche website

-We are a Title I school where 90% of my students qualify for free lunch.

-We are an IB School, with 85% of students participating in the IB Exams.

-Our attendance is above 90% on average, with my 8th graders occasionally achieving a 100% attendance.

My Project

This project will be used to create a library for our Spanish Department. It will be used to get students interested in exploring language via beautiful stories from Latin America, Latinos/Hispanics in the United States and other communities as well. Most books in this project are bilingual, while others are entirely in Spanish or written mostly in English with some Spanish expressions sprinkled in. We are excited to add authentic texts in our classes that will excite our students with varying language abilities!

All students in our school will be able to read these books, not just the students who are taking Spanish classes!

Mr. Ruelas
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
xbfDe dxf3nde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Across the Bay • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
xdaltima parada de la calle Market (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.25 1 $17.25
The Other Half of Happy: (Middle Grade Novel for Ages 9-12, Bilingual Tween Book) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Lola: Edicixf3n en espaxf1ol de ISLANDBORN (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
Floating on Mama's Song • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
El dxeda en que descubres quixe9n eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Salsa Lullaby • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Yo Puedo Hacer Cosas Difxedciles: Afirmaciones Conscientes Para Nixf1os (I Can Do Hard Things) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mi papi tiene una moto (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Alma y cxf3mo obtuvo su nombre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
Sentimientos: Un libro de emociones monstruoso. Libro de sentimientos para nixf1os. Educar las emociones. Libros infantiles de inteligencia emocional. ... Emociones para nixf1os (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Soxf1adores (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Red Panda & Moon Bear • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Maria Had a Little Llama / Marxeda Tenxeda Una Llamita (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bad Hair Does Not Exist/Pelo Malo No Existe • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
xa1Vamos! Let's Go to the Market (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
Julixe1n Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
In My Family/En mi familia • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
xbfHas Llenado una Cubeta Hoy?: Una Guxeda Diaria de Felicidad para Nixf1os (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $8.67 1 $8.67
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe (A Sal and Gabi Novel, Book 1) (A Sal and Gabi Novel (1)) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
xa1Opuestos!: Un divertido libro de aprendizaje para nixf1os de 2 a 5 axf1os. (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.30 1 $8.30
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
Besos for Baby: A Little Book of Kisses • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Mango, Abuela y yo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Counting With -Contando Con Frida (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
Abuela (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
La Isla (Spanish Edition) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Esos zapatos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Margaret and Margarita / Margarita y Margaret • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Life of - La Vida De Selena (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.97 1 $6.97
Saraxed salva la mxfasica (Sarai Saves the Music): Spanish Edition • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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