Books for Change

Reading for enjoyment is an important part of education and self-learning. For the third year in a row, Few for Change scholarship recipients will each choose a Spanish-language book to take home with them at the upcoming Scholarship Ceremony in February. Read about the success of the first Books for Change campaign on our blog! October is National Book Month and we need your help to get these books into the hands of students throughout the Comarca. Below you can explore some of the wonderful stories, novels, and poetry from elementary to high school reading level that we have given to our scholarship recipients, including several classics that have inspired a love of reading in many of us growing up. Help us pass on this love of reading to our scholars in 2020 by donating a book to our book drive! Each book donated will be given directly to a scholarship recipient and remain in the community for friends and family to share and enjoy.

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Books awarded to Scholarship recipients

Some of our Favorite Books to give scholarship recipients:

Esperanza Rising
By: Pam Muñoz Ryan

A young Mexican girl faces huge life changes

Narnia
By: C.S. Lewis

Classic journey into an enchanting new world

The Alchemist
By: Paulo Coelho

Inspiring, magical story of pursuing our dreams

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
By: J.K. Rowling

A novel about a Dominican family in Vermont

Pablo Neruda for Kids
Poetry by Pablo Neruda

Collection of poetry by the famous Chilean poet

The Shadow of the Wind
By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

A historic mystery about the power of a book

The Color of My Words
By: Lynn Joseph

A story about a 12-year-old would-be writer living in a small village in the Dominican Republic

The Prince of Mist
By: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

An eerie young adult mystery/horror novel

The Bossy Rooster  By: Lucia M. Gonzalez   Cuban folktale about a rooster off to a wedding

The Bossy Rooster
By: Lucia M. Gonzalez

Cuban folktale about a rooster off to a wedding

Like Water for Chocolate
By: Laura Esquivel

Tale of family life and love through the lens of food

The Dreamer
By: Pam Muñoz Ryan & Peter Sis

Magical tale of a young poet following his heart

Growing Up with Tamales
By: Gwendelyn Zepeda

A heartwarming story about family and tradition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
By: J.K. Rowling

Hogwarts, wizards, muggles, and magic!