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Ms. Ewing-Murphy from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nos Encanta Leer!

Help me give my students books with Hispanic characters and books written in Spanish!

  • $802 goal

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My Students

The students in my classroom come from differing backgrounds, but all of them bring a unique personality to our community of learners. My students come from low-income/high poverty homes, and with that comes different challenges. As their teacher, it is my duty to provide the safest and warmest environment for them to have their best opportunity for learning. My students need me to be more than just their teacher. Sometimes I'm a nurse, counselor, friend, mom, or superhero, and with that, I strive to help my students in any way possible.

My Project

About half of my school is made up of students who speak Spanish as their first language and usually each year I have about half of my classroom made up of those students. With that knowledge, I would like to provide more books in my classroom library that include Hispanic characters so they can see themselves in the books they read. I would also like to include books that are written in Spanish for the students who have just moved to the United States and are learning English.

I want to provide an opportunity for all my students to have access to books- no matter what language they speak.

Many of the families of our students that are Bilingual do not speak English, therefore they can't read to their own children with the books sent home currently. I want to be able to have books in my classroom library that students can take home weekly and include their families in their reading.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $16.46 2 $32.92
Ronaldo: A Boy Who Became A Star. Inspiring children book about Cristiano Ronaldo - one of the best soccer players in history. (Soccer Book For Kids) • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
The Empanadas That Abuela Made/Las Empanadas Que Hacia LA Abuela (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.28 2 $28.56
La paloma necesita un baño (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $24.23 1 $24.23
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Rene Has Two Last Names / Rene tiene dos apellidos (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Soccer Star • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
El golazo de Pedro (Pedro's Big Goal) • AKJ Education $15.56 1 $15.56
The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Only One You/Nadie Como Tú (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Growing Up With Tamales / Los tamales de Ana (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
The Piñata That the Farm Maiden Hung • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Waiting for the Biblioburro/Esperando el Biblioburro: (Spanish-English bilingual edition) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
El mapa de los buenos momentos (The Map of Good Memories) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia: The Life of Celia Cruz/la vida de Celia Cruz (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Winner) (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
El Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Hombre Perro se desata (Dog Man Unleashed) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
La oruga muy hambrienta/The Very Hungry Caterpillar: bilingual board book (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Hands Are Not for Hitting (Las Manos No Son Para Pegar) • AKJ Education $8.72 1 $8.72
La llama llama rojo pijama (Spanish language edition) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.35 1 $8.35
Dragones y Tacos (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred • Amazon Business $8.32 1 $8.32
What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta? • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Best Mariachi In The World:El • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Dog Who Loved Tortillas: La perrita que le encantaban las tortillas (Little Diego Book) • Amazon Business $7.70 1 $7.70
A Hombre Perro: Historia de dos gatitos (Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Hombre Perro y Supergatito (Dog Man and Cat Kid) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
¡La Paloma encuentra un perro caliente! (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
¡No Dejes Que la Paloma Conduzca el Autobus! (Pigeon Series) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Abuela (English Edition with Spanish Phrases) (Picture Puffins) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
¡Hoy volaré! (Fly Today!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Un tipo grande se llevó mi pelota! (A Big Guy Took My Ball!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
La escuela alrededor del mundo (School Around The World) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Esperar no es fácil! (Waiting Is Not Easy!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Tienes un pájaro en la cabeza! (You Have A Bird on Your Head!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¡Estamos en un libro! (We Are In A Book!) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
¿Debo compartir mi helado? (Must I Share My Ice Cream?) • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol: Bilingual Spanish-English • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Dubi Dubi Muu (Dooby Dooby Moo) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Words Are Not for Hurting (Las Palabras No Son Para Lastimar) • AKJ Education $5.99 1 $5.99
Un paseo de compras problemático (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Juegos de pelota (Ball Games) • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
Yo (Me) • AKJ Education $5.84 1 $5.84
CLARA, CLAUDIA Y CARLA • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jorge el Curioso (Curious George) • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Stink: El increíble niño menguante (Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid) • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
El ratón perdido (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Viaje a la playa (Sofia Martinez en español) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Goodnight Moon / Buenas Noches, Luna (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
La jefa del mundo (The Head of the World) • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
El Capitán Calzoncillos y el ataque de los inodoros parlantes (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
La vida de una abeja (A Bee's Life) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ojos de animales (Animal Eyes) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
El Capitán Calzoncillos y la invasión de las horribles señoras del espacio sideral (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Mi vida de abeja (My Life as a Bee) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jorge el curioso y los bomberos (Curious George and the Firefighters) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Jorge el curioso va a la biblioteca (Curious George Visits the Library (bilingual edition)) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Cómo ser un gatito (How to Be a Kitten) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
La casa dinosaurio (Dinosaur House) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
¿Qué puedes ver? (What Can You See?) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Amigos del parque infantil (Playground Friends) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Hola, Hombre Mosca (Hi, Fly Guy) • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
Hombre Mosca y Frankenmosca (Fly Guy and the Frankenfly) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
¡Hombre Mosca contra el matamoscas! (Fly Guy Vs. The Flyswatter!) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hombre Mosca presenta: Dinosaurios (Lector de Scholastic, Nivel 2) (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
El príncipe Hombre Mosca (Prince Fly Guy) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Hay un Hombre Mosca en mi sopa (Hombre Mosca #12) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Perrazo y Perrito (Big Dog And Little Dog) • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
El gran oso pardo (Big Brown Bear) • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88
Algunas veces (Sometimes) • AKJ Education $2.88 1 $2.88

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