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Ms. Camarena from Salinas CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Pandemic Books for Us

Help me give my students books that help students identify the importance of staying safe during this pandemic.

  • $432 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

What I love about my students is their passion for reading. The community I serve is a low-income community. More than 90% of the students are Latino. The school library might be the only resource they have available.

Every school day they wait for me outside the library, their excitement for reading enlightens my day.

This motivates me to go out of my way to support teachers and students in their reading. All students love to read and look forward to exchanging their books every day.

My Project

The books that you purchase will directly impact students as they are the books students were unable to return during the pandemic. The books students check out directly reflect the books they want to read.

A student's book choice is their voice, and replacing the books lost during COVID will help restore voice to our students and grow our library.

We will use the books you purchase to support independent reading and student and family book clubs. We will continue to offer these books to students to check out and read at home during the pandemic and beyond. These books will continue to grow and nurture our students' passionate love of reading.

Ms. Camarena
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Away: A Children's Book of Loss • Amazon Business $19.76 1 $19.76
Smiling From Ear to Ear: Wearing Masks While Having Fun • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
I'll Always Love You (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Sun Kisses, Moon Hugs • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Goodbye Book • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Germs vs. Soap • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Where Are You: A Child's Book About Loss • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Lost in the Clouds: A gentle story to help children understand death and grief • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
My Grandma Went to Heaven • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
The Memory Box: A Book About Grief • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
The Year We Wore Masks • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
A Little SPOT Wears A Mask • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Grief Bubble: Helping Kids Explore and Understand Grief • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo’s Super Adventure (a return back to school mask book for kids) (Sesame Street Scribbles) • Amazon Business $5.92 2 $11.84
When the World is Sick: A story about staying safe and the Coronavirus • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Going Back To School During Coronavirus • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Memory Tree • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
School Is Different This Year And That's OK! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Why Do I Feel So Sad?: A Grief Book for Children • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Invisible String • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Grandma is a Star • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
When I Wear My Mask (Encouraging Children to Protect the Elderly & Prevent Virus Spread While Still Having Fun) • Amazon Business $6.86 1 $6.86
A Unique Start From 6 Feet Apart: A Book About Returning to the Classroom During a Pandemic • Amazon Business $6.19 1 $6.19
Remembering Blue Fish (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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