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Ms. Pena from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Learning Accessible for English Language Learners and Latinx Students

Help me give my students access to books that include their culture: novels and poetry written by Latinx authors and/or featuring Latinx main characters, English-Spanish dictionaries, and teacher tool kits to help reach English Language Learners.

  • $596 goal

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My Students

Our school is an all girls 6-12 school nestled in the heart of Atlanta and is a Title I School where 99% of the student population receive free or reduced-price lunch. The young ladies are resilient, they are the roses that grew from the concrete. They are inquisitive, full of energy, and optimistic about the possibilities outside of their immediate and sometimes harsh reality.

Despite the barriers they may encounter, these girls walk into our front doors where there is a full staff waiting to nurture their potential.

We may not be able to control their home lives, however, we can certainly control their experience while at school.

My Project

We have had an increase of Latinx students this school year. In hopes of being as inclusive as possible, I would like to introduce novels to my students that feature Latinx main characters and books written by Latinx authors. These books include: I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, The House on Mango Street, Brown Girl Dreaming, and Peluda. Students will read these novels and hopefully see themselves reflected among the pages. For my English Language Learners, the teacher toolkit book will guide me with effective strategies to make learning more accessible and the Spanish-English dictionary will be a resource for any student that needs it.

A classroom should be a safe and inclusive space and these items will help me implement culturally proficient methods to reach all of my learners.

Thank you!

Ms. Pena
Grades 6-8
  • Coretta Scott King YWLA High School
  • Atlanta, GA

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Merriam-Webster's Illustrated Spanish-English Student Dictionary (Spanish and English Edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $18.21 4 $72.84
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 5 $62.95
The House on Mango Street • Amazon Business $9.29 5 $46.45
Preston Lee's Beginner English 100 Lessons For Spanish Speakers • Amazon Business $34.00 1 $34.00
The ELL Teacher's Toolbox: Hundreds of Practical Ideas to Support Your Students • Amazon Business $27.10 1 $27.10
An African American and Latinx History of the United States (ReVisioning American History) • Amazon Business $24.70 1 $24.70
ESL Classroom Activities for Teens and Adults: ESL games, fluency activities and grammar drills for EFL and ESL students. • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
La Casa en Mango Street • Amazon Business $9.89 2 $19.78
Crossing Borders: Personal Essays • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.66 1 $16.66
Tesoro • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Corazón • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
peluda • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Tales from la Vida: A Latinx Comics Anthology (Latinographix) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.23 1 $9.23
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21

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