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Ms. O'Gara from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Libros for Immigrant Readers

Help me give my students nonfiction books in their home language, Spanish, so they can learn alongside their English-speaking peers.

  • $315 goal

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My Students

My fifth-grade students are enthusiastic bilingual students. They are a group of diverse learners who are eager to learn and in engage in the world around them.

My students are mostly immigrant and first-generation Latino students living in a vibrant low-income and working-class neighborhood in Chicago.

Our school is a large, public neighborhood school dedicated to a bright future for our students. However, limited funding results in fewer resources and opportunities for our students. This is especially harmful to our highest need students, our new immigrant students and our struggling readers.

My Project

As a reading teacher, my primary job is to help my students develop a love for reading. With the help of generous donors like you, I have curated a library full of high-interest books. However, the majority of my books are in English. This year, almost a third of my students are immigrants, and seven of them are recent immigrants. I received a new student last week from Honduras, and I knew that I had to do more to get Spanish books into these students' hands.

My immigrant students deserve books written in their home language, Spanish.

With Spanish books, my students will be able to access the same grade-level work as their peers. This is critical in order for my immigrant students to learn and to succeed.

Ms. O'Gara
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let's Explore Earth & Space Science Grades 4-5 Spanish, 10-Book Set (Science Readers: Content and Literacy) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $89.90 1 $89.90
Teacher Created Materials - Classroom Library Collections: American Biographies : Women - 7 Book Set - Grades 1-2 - Guided Reading Level F - L • Amazon Business $62.93 1 $62.93
Teacher Created Materials - Primary Source Readers: Equality for All (Spanish) - 6 Book Set - Grades 1-2 - Guided Reading Level F - M • Amazon Business $46.02 1 $46.02
National Geographic Readers: Grandes Migraciones: Las Ballenas (Great Migrations: Whales) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Delfines (Dolphins) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Pandas (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Las Tormentas (Storms) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Volcanes (L2) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
National Geographic Readers: Sonia Sotomayor (L3, Spanish) (Readers Bios) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.89 1 $4.89

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