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Ms. Young from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

You Gotta Read This! Books Requested by Recently Arrived Immigrants

My students need engaging books that they will want to read and have personally requested.

  • $584 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small, community-based Title I school in East Oakland. Students are primarily from low-income immigrant families and are highly motivated to achieve.

All of my students are recently arrived immigrants - they arrived to the United States in the last 1-3 years from Guatemala, El Salvador, Yemen, Honduras, and Mexico.

Many have limited schooling and literacy in their native language. Many have been separated from their parents or the family members who raised them for long periods of time. Their immigration stories are all different. They are 6th-8th graders reading English at a 1st-3rd grade reading level. Many cannot read in their native language and are learning to read for the first time in their second, or often, third language. They are all highly motivated to read, but many lack access to high quality books in English, as well as people who can read these books with them.

My Project

All of these books were chosen to support students in becoming confident, joyful, critical, and habitual readers. They were all based on student requests, either for specific characters (Elephant and Piggie, Biscuit, Ballet Cat), authors (Mo Willems, Dav Pilkey) and subjects (animals, unicorns, ecology, humor, superheroes). They will all encourage students in their continued discovery of new characters, series, cultures, and genres.

My students desperately want to become better readers, and they deserve to have engaging books that they can read independently and that are based on their interests.

The books they can read are very short, and they go through them very quickly. These books will allow my students to once again have books that they can both look forward to reading and tackle successfully on their own.

Ms. Young
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant & Piggie: The Complete Collection (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $91.08 1 $91.08
It's a Busload of Pigeon Books! (NEW ISBN) • Amazon Business $16.61 1 $16.61
Biscuit (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $14.93 1 $14.93
Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Barkus Dog Dreams: Book 2 • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
City Dog, Country Frog • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Snail and Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Snail and Worm Again • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
That Is Not a Good Idea! • Amazon Business $10.42 1 $10.42
Ballet Cat What's Your Favorite Favorite? • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Adventures of Otto Collector's Set: See Otto; See Pip Point; Swing, Otto, Swing!; See Santa Nap; Ride, Otto, Ride!; Go, Otto, Go! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Charlie & Mouse • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! We Are Growing! • Amazon Business $9.03 1 $9.03
Rafi and Rosi Pirates (Rafi and Rosi: Dive into Reading!) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Rafi and Rosi Carnival! (Dive Into Reading, Early Fluent: Rafi and Rosi) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Barkus: Book 1 • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) Kitty Cat and the Fat Cat • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby Sails Early: Leveled Reader Big Teeth No Teeth • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Rigby PM Plus: Individual Student Edition Red (Levels 3-5) The Grab Bag • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Come Over to My House (Beginner Books(R)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What's in a Cactus? • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alicia's Happy Day • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ballet Cat The Totally Secret Secret • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Ballet Cat Dance! Dance! Underpants! • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Cookie Fiasco • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! - The Itchy Book! • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
There's a Pest in the Garden! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Good for Nothing Button! • Amazon Business $5.58 1 $5.58
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Turtle and Snake's Day at the Beach (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Come Here, Tiger! (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.95 1 $3.95
Meet Woof and Quack (reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Big Dog and Little Dog (Reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
Rabbit and Robot and Ribbit • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Guppy Up! • AKJ Education $3.59 1 $3.59
A Pig, a Fox, and Stinky Socks • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
A Pig, a Fox, and a Box • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Love Is in the Air • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Turtle and Snake Go Camping • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Please, No More Nuts! • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Rabbit and Robot The Sleepover • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Woof and Quack in Winter (reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1) • Amazon Business $2.34 1 $2.34

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