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Ms. O’Donnell from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hard to Find Books in Amharic!

Help me give my students books in their native language to support them in their transition to a new country! Familiar tales in their language will keep them reading and building their language skills!

  • $413 goal

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My Students

Our school has a unique blend of language learners. We have students that migrate from Latin and South American countries. As they are learning to speak English as a new language, they still desire to read in their native languages of Spanish and Amharic.

Our school is in the heart of a welcoming Hispanic community with strong parent support for reading and education.

We are a PK-8 Education Campus with students that come from primarily low-income households, so they rely on the school and library resources to fulfill their love of reading and creative maker activities!

Books in Amharic are hard to find, even at our public library. This project will help support our students as they transition to a new country.

My Project

We have a unique population of students that relocate here from Amharic-speaking countries. The transition to a new country and new language can be difficult. Having books available in their native language can make that transition easier.

The variety of bilingual early reader books along with familiar tales like Wizard of Oz and Aesop's Fables will help build their language skills and their love of reading.

There are no books in our library to support them and even our public library has very limited resources. Adding a collection of Amharic books will be a very valuable addition to our library!

Ms. O’Donnell
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beauty and the Beast: An Illustrated Amharic Translation (Amharic Edition) • Amazon Business $32.99 1 $32.99
Let's Learn the Amharic Alphabet! • Amazon Business $27.99 1 $27.99
English-Amharic Jobs/የስራ ዓይነቶች Children’s Bilingual Picture Dictionary • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
Ready Set Read Stories from Ethiopia in English and Amharic (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Happiest Herder in the Land in English and Amharic • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Only in Ethiopia: in English and Amharic • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
English-Amharic Trouble Children's Bilingual Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
English-Amharic Time Children's Bilingual Picture Book • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Little by Little Fills the Pot (Amharic Version): ቀስ በቀስ ገንቦዋ ትሞላለች • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Colors in Amharic with English Translations (Amharic Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Where is My Pencil?: In English and Amharic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
አልዲንዲን እና አስማታዊ መብራት: Aladdin and the Magic Lamp, Amharic edition • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Football Fun in English and Amharic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
My First Amharic Alphabets Picture Book with English Translations: Bilingual Early Learning & Easy Teaching Amharic Books for Kids (Teach & Learn Basic Amharic words for Children) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Busy Little Bee: In English and Amharic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
I See You: In English and Amharic • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
600 Short Stories (Amharic) (Amharic Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Am I small?: Ene tenese nane? Children's Picture Book English-Amharic (Bilingual Edition) (English and Amharic Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
ESL Numbers 1-10 Amharic: ESL (English Second Language) Numbers 1-10 Amharic (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
የአሊስ ድንቅ ጉዞዎች በውድድር ላይ: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Amharic Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
አስደናቂ የ Oz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Amharic Edition • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Little Fox's Big Day: የትንሹ ቀበሮ መልካም ቀን (Amharic Edition) • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
ፈዋሿ ድመት: Amharic Edition of "the Healer Cat" • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
የኦሴፖ አፈ ታሪኮች: Aesop's Fables, Amharic Edition • Amazon Business $0.66 1 $0.66

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