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Mx. Padro from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Build a Business Library

Help me give my students books that will encourage them to be successful in business, school, and personal endeavors.

  • $412 goal

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My Students

Our school serves a diverse group of students. Our grade level is a diverse group of learners including those with special needs and abilities. While this is true of most classrooms, we have recently been joined by multiple students displaced from their home countries in Central and South America. In my class I like to emphasize reading for fun but also reading to develop life skills.

We want to emphasize books that can help our students not only in their academic career but also equip them with tools they can utilize in their professional career.

This has inspired me to seek out some extra tools to help our students, and the rest of our diverse learners, reach success in high school and beyond. This Donors Choose is for books that have been rated as the top rated books that every single adult and young adult should read to be professionally successful. The books in our classroom need to be available in multiple languages in order to be accessible to all students in the classroom.

My Project

The books I am requesting are to equip my students with skills that can help them in their future as college students or in the workforce.

Teaching 11th and 9th grade English, I want to equip my students with a tool box of skills.

The books chosen, are the highest recommended by millionaires for success. They provide recommendations on building a business, mindset, and forming positive habits to become successful including building the habit of reading everyday for one's own success as well as pleasure. I want to incorporate the lessons of these books in class and build reading stamina by having students read these books during our independent reading.

Having a class mixed of English Speakers and English Language Learners I also want to have the books available in students native language, I am requesting the English and Spanish versions of the most popular books in order for the Spanish speaking population of my class can also have access to these important stories and lessons.

Mx. Padro
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 120 students.

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The Mamba Mentality: How I Play • Amazon Business $21.00 2 $42.00
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business • Amazon Business $13.42 2 $26.84
El Alquimista: Una Fabula Para Seguir Tus Suenos • Amazon Business $12.78 2 $25.56
Think and Grow Rich (Official Publication of the Napoleon Hill Foundation) • Amazon Business $11.51 2 $23.02
The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary: A Fable About Following Your Dream • Amazon Business $10.47 2 $20.94
The Magic of Thinking Big • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age • Amazon Business $9.29 2 $18.58
Los cuatro acuerdos: una guia practica para la libertad personal (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.39 2 $14.78
The Slight Edge: Turning Simple Disciplines into Massive Success and Happiness • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
El poder de los hxe1bitos: Por quxe9 hacemos lo que hacemos en la vida y los negocios (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and a Hunger for Success Can Become Your Greatest Competitive Advantage • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Cxf3mo ganar amigos e influir sobre las personas / How to Win Friends & Influence People (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Resumen Completo "La Magia De Pensar En Grande: Aprenda Los Secretos Del Exito Y Alcance Lo Que Siempre Ha Querido (The Magic Of Thinking Big)" - Basado En El Libro De David Schwartz (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Piense y Hxe1gase Rico.: Nueva Traduccixf3n, Basada En La Versixf3n Original 1937. (Timeless Wisdom Collection) (Volume 56) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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