I spent 26 cents and received 50 BRAND NEW soft and hard covered children's books.
How you may ask? From this amazing, amazing blog, Disney, and a grant from the White House Initiative. My teammate's spouse found this opportunity and shared it with us. All 3rd grade teachers in our building, plus a few other teachers took the little time needed in order to apply for the grant and WE got to pick the books we wanted for our classroom libraries!
**This current grant has expired, but I have a feeling that this organization provides a lot of opportunities for educators to get books at good prices. Since doing so, I've gotten emails about other offers including only paying for the shipping and handling of books, earning a free book, etc... Something to definitely keep an eye on!
If you are looking for titles that emphasize the Latino Culture, take a look at the photos below and start your wish list now!
These books range from 2nd to 5th grade reading levels. Most are realistic or historical fiction.
These books are in English, but the characters and situations have a latino focus.
I picked up some social studies books that show more of the latino culture.
Most of these biographies have famous Latinos as their focus. One of these is not, but the book is fully in Spanish.
A lot of my books were bilingual (Spanish & English), I took 2 more pictures up close so you could read the titles easier.
I already had Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match, but it is one of my mentor books that I keep out of the library (so I can find it when I need it). It is a great book about individuality.
I'm so excited to finish leveling these and get them into my library. I'll need to add another bin and shelf, as my library continues to grow!