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Mrs. Henderson from Tulsa OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Libros for Familias

My students need books in Spanish so their Spanish speaking parents can read to them at home.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

We are a Title I school with a total enrollment of over 700 students in grades PreK-through 5th. Our school is located in an urban setting. The school serves a diverse population where over half of the students are bilingual. Nearly 60% of the students are Hispanic, 17% African-American, and 12% Caucasian. Additionally, 99% of our students qualify for the free and reduced-price lunch program. More than three-fourths of the student population resides in low-income apartment complexes.

I am a librarian at this school who has embraced the makerspace movement and I have transformed my library into a STEM workspace.

Students come to my library not only to check out books, but also to create projects, work with various apps, create videos, and code just to name a few things. My library is happening place, where you will see students learning and exploring new ideas every day.

My Project

At my school 65% of the students speak Spanish. Our Spanish speaking students develop speaking, reading, and writing skills in English at school, but often go home to house that only communicates in Spanish. To develop those important early literacy skills and good reading habits we strongly encourage parents to read to or with their children each night.

The problem is our library does not have enough Spanish books to meet the needs of our students and families.

Due to a lack of books in the parent’s native language, a large portion of our Spanish speaking students do not get read to at home. This put’s our Spanish speaking students at a disadvantage to our other students. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), students that are read to at home have higher success rates in school. Furthermore, NCES found that parent involvement is linked to reading comprehension. Our parents are willing to read to their children, our school simply does not have enough Spanish books to meet their needs.

This project aims to fix this problem by adding more Spanish books to our library, so our Spanish speaking families can have materials to read with their children at home. The books will be in a special section in our library where students can check them out. I will also tell parents about this new section at our monthly Spanish speaking parent’s meeting. I will encourage parents to get a parent library card so they can check out even more books for their children.

Mrs. Henderson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
La araña muy ocupada (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $19.18 1 $19.18
Pete, el gato (Pete El Gato/ Pete the Cat) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.71 1 $18.71
El Conejito Knuffle (Knuffle Bunny) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 1 $18.40
Oso polar, oso polar, ¿qué es ese ruido? (Brown Bear and Friends) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books (Hardcover)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50
The Very Hungry Caterpillar/La oruga muy hambrienta (World of Eric Carle) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.13 1 $16.13
La mariquita malhumorada • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
Frida (English Language Edition) • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
la llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
Tren de invierno (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
La coleccionista de palabras (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Yoruga la tortuga y otros cuentos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
De La Cabeza a Los Pies: Head to Toe (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
Los dientes de Trino Rojo (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Un beso en mi mano (The Kissing Hand Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
¿Puede pasarle a cualquiera? (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $13.10 1 $13.10
Buenas noches, luna • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
El Lorax • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
La sombrerería mágica (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Cartas en el bosque (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Horton Escucha a Quién! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí? • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
¡ Cómo el Grinch robó la Navidad ! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Huevos verdes con jamón • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
¿Debo compartir mi helado? (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
¡Estamos en un libro! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
¡Hoy volaré! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
El Gato ensombrerado (The Cat in the Hat Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
¡Esperar no es fácil! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
¡Tienes un pájaro en la cabeza! (Spanish Edition) (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $8.86 1 $8.86
The Life of /La Vida De Selena: A Lil' Libros Bilingual Biography (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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