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Ms. Sandoval from South Gate CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature to Spark Joy of Reading

Help me give my students books that will spark joy for reading while teaching important life lessons and social skills.

  • $594 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My second grade students are curious, creative, kind, and intelligent. Many of them are English language learners and do not have access to books at home. Our school library is the only place where they have access to quality books.

My students love to read!

Whenever I finish reading a book at the carpet, they ask for more. When they finish a book independently, they immediately start a new one. Changing their books is the best part of their day. They are so enthusiastic about learning new things.

My Project

These books will be added to my classroom library and will be used during lessons. My group of second graders love to read and I want to continue to encourage them to learn through books. With these books they will have a variety of books to choose from.

I chose books that will teach my students about compassion, friendship, social skills, and different cultures.

I also added some fun books because I want them to know that reading is fun!

My class has been working on reading independently and my students have a great interest despite the small selection of books that we have. I know that with a larger selection of books their love of reading will grow and they will become stronger readers.

Ms. Sandoval
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins • Amazon Business $12.72 2 $25.44
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $11.29 2 $22.58
Another Way to Climb a Tree • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Dreamers • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
How to Read a Book • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Not Quite Snow White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Mary Had a Little Lab • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Tangled: A Story About Shapes • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Lucia the Luchadora • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $11.62 1 $11.62
The Journey • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
The Last Tree • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
One Family • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Pink Is for Boys • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Most People • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
What Do You Do With an Idea? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $10.68 1 $10.68
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.30 1 $10.30
When Pigasso Met Mootisse • Amazon Business $10.02 1 $10.02
Imagine! • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Say Something • Amazon Business $9.68 1 $9.68
I Am Loved • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
Perfect • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Eraser • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Because • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage To Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47

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