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Mr. Fernandez from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Preparing Readers for a Battle of the Books!

Help me give my students books which will allow them the chance to enter the citywide Battle of the Books competition.

  • $641 goal

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My Students

I teach PreK-8th Grade Library at a Dual Language Title I culturally and linguistically diverse urban elementary school. My students come from diverse backgrounds and speak several languages including Spanish, Arabic, Gujarati, Hindi, Cambodian and Tagalog.

My students are warm, intelligent, humble and highly competitive; every day they come to school eager to learn new educational experiences.

Our school community is 94% low income. Based on our school's CARES Philosophy our students daily demonstrate Citizenship, Accountability, Respect, Excellence, and Safety.

My Project

There are 21 titles for this year's Battle of the Books. When my students found out about the citywide reading competition, they approached and asked me to help them enter it.

As rising stars in our district, due to the fact that this year our school achieved level 1+ status (the highest level a public school can achieve), my students want a chance to enter BOTB and compete with peers of the same 7-8th grade age group.

My students will meet daily after school in early winter to read all of the titles and hope to make the early rounds and go on to compete in the spring of 2019. Our students have never been in BOTB and they have that competitive fire that will not be quenched. Please make their dreams come true!

Mr. Fernandez
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pashmina • Amazon Business $13.25 3 $39.75
The Length of a String • Amazon Business $16.67 2 $33.34
Black Panther The Young Prince (Marvel Black Panther) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Twelve Days in May: Freedom Ride 1961 • Amazon Business $13.26 2 $26.52
A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 • Amazon Business $13.00 2 $26.00
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Martin Rising: Requiem For a King • Amazon Business $12.86 2 $25.72
The Traitor's Game (The Traitor's Game, Book One) • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
Sunny (Track) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Like Vanessa • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
Knockout • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish • Amazon Business $11.72 2 $23.44
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $10.46 2 $20.92
Us, in Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Falling Over Sideways • Amazon Business $9.71 2 $19.42
Last Day on Mars (Chronicle of the Dark Star) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Restart • Amazon Business $6.29 2 $12.58

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