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Ms. Allen from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spanish Novels By Spanish Authors For Middle Schoolers!

My students need 20 books for our classroom library by Spanish and Latin-American authors, including "Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States" and "Leyendas de Espana".

  • $304 goal

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We love to read, but we need more books by Spanish authors, at our level, and in our language! I teach 6th and 7th grade Spanish language arts in a Spanish immersion program at a diverse urban charter school.

As the teacher of the first two groups of students in the Spanish immersion program to pass through our middle school, our Spanish literature resources are scarce, but my students love to read. I always catch my students reading wonderful adolescent and children's literature in English, and I'd love to help them have the same love for Spanish! We currently have just enough books for everyone to read one, but we definitely need more variety of genres, levels, and themes. For independent reading time, they show lots of interest in English books translated into Spanish, but they don't know how wonderful the world of authentic Spanish children's literature is!

We need more books by Spanish authors for independent reading time. Books by Spanish and Latin American authors such as Garcia Marquez, Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros and Carlos Ruiz Zafron will help me introduce my students to Spanish and Hispanic cultures and literary traditions, while greatly improving their Spanish language skills. They are already almost fluent speakers of Spanish, and I'd love for you to help instill in them a love of reading in Spanish and help improve their reading fluency.

You will make it possible for my students to get lost in an imaginary world, identify with a character, and be taken away by a book, all in their second language!

Ms. Allen
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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El Reino del Drag n de Oro (The Kingdom of The Golden Dragon) Isabel Allende • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
El bosque de los pigmeos Isabel Allende • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
De c mo las muchachas Garc a perdieron el acento Julia Alvarez, Mercedes Guhl (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $12.60 1 $12.60
Leyendas de Espana McGraw-Hill, William N. Stivers, Stivers, George Armstrong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $36.67 1 $36.67
Sangre y Arena: Level 4, Vol. 4 Adapted by Vicente Blasco Ibanez • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Leyendas Mexicanas de Antes y Despues de la Conquista (Mexican Leyends From Before and After the Conquest) Franco Franco Sodja, Carlos Franco Sodja • Barnes and Noble $12.55 1 $12.55
Cartas a mi mama Teresa Cardenas, David Unger (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Ojos de perro azul (Eyes of a Blue Dog) Gabriel Garc a M rquez • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Cuando t a Lola vino (de visita) a quedarse (How Aunt Lola Came to (Visit) Stay) Julia Alvarez, Liliana Valenzuela (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing up Latino in the United States Lori M. Carlson (Editor), Oscar Hijuelos (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Diego Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Y no se lo trag la Tierra / and the Earth Did Not Devour Him Tomas Rivera, Evangelina Vigil-Pinon (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
En busca de milagros Julia Alvarez • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Cajas De Carton: The Circuit Spanish Edition Francisco Jimenez, Francisco Jimtnez • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
La casa en Mango Street (The House on Mango Street) Sandra Cisneros, Elena Poniatowska (Translator), Liliana Valenzuela (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Antes de ser libres (Before We Were Free) Julia Alvarez, Liliana Valenzuela (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
La ciudad de las bestias (City of the Beasts) Isabel Allende • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Senderos Fronterizos: Breaking Through Spanish Edition Francisco Jimenez, Francisco Jimtnez • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Edad de Oro Jose Marti, Esperanza Vallejo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Las luces de Septiembre Carlos Ruiz Zafon • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65

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