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Ms. Ibarra Carmona from Chelsea MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Growing Readers!

My students need culturally relevant books featuring children of color for them to engage with.

  • $382 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are English Language Learners newly arrived to the country. They are strong, capable, and creative kids who have come here hoping for a better life and education. They work incredibly hard to learn all of the core subjects plus a new language and culture.

Some of my students are also SLIFE students - students with limited or informal education, which means that they work even harder to catch up to everyone else.

They deserve amazing books to read.

My Project

My students need a classroom library with authentic books that are appropriate for them. These books are perfect for my level 1 and level 2 English Language Learners! We will use the books during book clubs, independent reading time, and homework. Right at the beginning of the year, we will read "I Am Enough" by Grace Byers as it fits our theme of "Self Identity". We will also read "Island Born" by Junot Diaz to explore the theme "Where I Am From" in our second unit.

These books will not only serve to validate some of my students' experiences but it will show them that being an immigrant and a person of color is something to be proud of.

The books will also help my students learn about different cultures and celebrations, such as "The Diwali Gift" by Shweta Chopra, and will enable them to see themselves in printed text. It is important that our students relate to the characters in the books they read so they will develop a love of reading!

Ms. Ibarra Carmona
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Mommy's Khimar • Amazon Business $14.30 1 $14.30
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Little Feminist Board Book Set • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
La luz de Lucía (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Big Book of Girl Power (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Diwali Gift (Award winning picture book on Indian Culture, Celebrate Diwali Festival, Non-Religious, Great for Indian American, Biracial Families, multicultural children 0-8 years.) • Amazon Business $10.25 1 $10.25
Am I small? Hl ana sghyrh?: Children's Picture Book English-Arabic (Dual Language/Bilingual Edition) (English and Arabic Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Feminist Baby • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
I Can Do That: A Book on Self-Regulation (Can-Do Kids Series) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
The Life of/La Vida De Celia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.45 1 $8.45
Lucha Libre: Anatomy - Anatomia (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.16 1 $8.16
The Life of /La Vida De Selena: A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cuauhtémoc: Shapes - Formas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Frida Kahlo: My First Frida Kahlo (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
The Princess and the Pea • Amazon Business $6.71 1 $6.71
Around The World With - Alrededor Del Mundo Con Cantinflas (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.66 1 $6.66
Be Boy Buzz • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Joshua By The Sea • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Dim Sum for Everyone! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Twelve Dancing Princesses • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Daddy Calls Me Man (Richard Jackson Books (Orchard)) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Hassan and Aneesa Go to Masjid (Hassan & Aneesa) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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