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Ms. Cavallo from Reno NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Lets Help Grow Bilingual Literacy!

Help me give my students bilingual books so they can share reading experiences with their families and continue advancing their knowledge of their home language.

  • $426 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students from Reno come to us with many talents and background experiences to share with their classmates. We have such a diverse and culturally-rich environment that we want to continue to develop and foster as students advance as readers. Many of our students speak more than one language, but many of the accessible books for our students to share with their families are only in one language. Our goal is to help our growing readers and their families discover books in their home language. Our students are curious, hardworking, and ready for a challenge.

My Project

The other day, a student at my school saw her teacher reading and said, "You're reading? Adults don't read!" This comment was so eye-opening, and it started a wave of reflection at our school of how we can create more reading role models in our school and in the homes of our students. For many students reading is seen as something that students have to do because their teacher or parents tell them to do it, rather than something that is pleasurable. By building a community where reading is something that everybody does, students can see more reading role models in their lives.

The students at our school come to us with diverse backgrounds, and many families speak more than one language at home.

In order to help build reading role models, regardless of the language spoken at home, we need to make sure that families have access to books in the language that they speak and read. Your donation will help fund a bilingual library at our school. Families can check books out of our bilingual library to help build more family events around reading.

Ms. Cavallo
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

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 700 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Marisol McDonald and the Monster: Marisol McDonald y El Monstruo (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
El día en que descubres quién eres (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
El Punto (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash: Marisol McDonald y la fiesta sin igual (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
El único e incomparable Iván (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
La Princesa and the Pea • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Only One You/Nadie Como Tú (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro: (Spanish-English bilingual edition) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Oso quiere volar (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.13 1 $11.13
Gobi: Una perrita con un gran corazón - Bilingüe (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Maria Had a Little Llama / María Tenía Una Llamita (Pura Belpre Honor Books - Illustration Honor) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Gracias a Winn-Dixie / Because of Winn-Dixie (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
La rebelión del tigre (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.10 1 $10.10
Mi Camita (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Ser como el bambú: Be Like Bamboo (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
My First Bilingual Little Readers: Level A: 25 Reproducible Mini-Books in English and Spanish That Give Kids a Great Start in Reading (Teaching Resources) • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
La Catrina: Emotions - Emociones (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.44 1 $8.44
A Hombre Perro: Historia de dos gatitos (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising): (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Frida (Spanish Edition): (Spanish language edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Juan y los frijoles mágicos (¡Buenas noches, dulces sueños!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Las aventuras del Capitán Calzoncillos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Buenas noches a todos / The Going to Bed Book (Spanish edition) • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Me llamo María Isabel • Amazon Business $4.68 1 $4.68
Qué cosas dice mi abuela (The Things My Grandmother Says): (Spanish language edition of The Things My Grandmother Says) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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