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Ms. Hernandez from Fullerton CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I See Me, I Am Important, I Am Valued

Help me give my students multicultural books that will empower them, make them feel seen, important, and valued in both Spanish and English.

  • $316 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 28 amazing dual fourth graders that love to read. They are my little bookworms. They love to learn about the world around them, how things work, and most of all enjoy seeing characters in books that represent their culture. Their faces light up the room when we read picture and chapter books and it makes my day as their teacher when I see their excitement on their faces. This group of students are the pioneers of this dual immersion program at the school and they come from culturally diverse backgrounds.

My students would be ecstatic if they were to have multicultural books that represented their traditions, culture, and customs.

This is extremely important especially, when it creates student empowerment, increases their sense of self-worth, helps shape their values, develops their critical thinking skills, builds empathy, and helps them develop their biliteracy.

My Project

These diverse books will help promote inclusion, value, and importance in each one of my student's culture. It will empower my students as they see characters that represent them through these picture books and help them develop their bilingual skills such as reading, listening, and speaking in both Spanish and English. I plan to use these books also as mentor texts for writing and reading workshops. By exposing students to a variety of voices and styles of writing, I hope it creates their own unique writing voice and style. By seeing and listening to books they can relate to, students will feel inspired to develop great writing. It is important to expose them to new ideas, thoughts, and experiences that may differ from their own so they can develop empathy and understanding towards others which is what I hope to achieve.

Ms. Hernandez
Grades 3-5
More than half of 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 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $18.11 1 $18.11
Fearless Trailblazers: 11 Latinos who made U.S. History (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.86 1 $17.86
¡Solo pregunta!: Sé Diferente, Sé Valiente, Sé Tú (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Something Happened in Our Town (A Child's Story About Racial Injustice) • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
My Shoes and I: Crossing Three Borders / Mis zapatos y yo: Cruzando tres fronteras (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
Pasando páginas: La historia de mi vida (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
Ayobami y el nombre de los animales (Ayobami and the Names of the Animals) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Mariama - diferente pero igual (Mariama - Different But Just the Same) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
You Be You/Sé Siempre Tú (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mario y el agujero en el cielo: Cómo un químico salvó nuestro planeta (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
El violín de Ada (Ada's Violin): La historia de la Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados del Paraguay (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
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
La princesa y el guerrero (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
El Camino De Amelia (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
El Beisbol Nos Salvo/Baseball Saved Us (Spanish Edition) (Reissue) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Let's Talk About Race • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Just Like Home/Como en Mi Tierra (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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