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Mrs. Lineberger from Winston Salem NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Glimpse of India

My students need 24 books about India to learn about the culture and heritage of this country. Many of our students now have immigrated from India and the rest of the students need to learn about this wonderful country.

  • $472 goal

This project expired on October 12, 2008.

This project expired on October 12, 2008.

I teach students in grades K-5 as the media coordinator in a large urban school. Our school is truly multinational, with students from all over the world. We have a strong ESL program, but I feel a strong need for students of all backgrounds to learn about various cultures. We have recently had a lot of immigrants from India and our media center does not have resources to help us understand and value this culture.

It is difficult to share the knowledge of a culture as varied and interesting as that of India without resources. We have a very few, mostly outdated, books and other materials featuring India but not nearly enough for our school of over 960 students. Our community recently hosted a celebration of Indian-American culture/heritage, and many of our students attended with their families. There was a great deal of interest after this, and I would like to be able to help them read about India.

Right now I need BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS! The students are asking questions and expressing interest, especially with our many new students from Calcutta. I would love to be able to support this need to know.

You can help by giving me the opportunity to share a love of reading with the rich experience of learning about the home of Mother Teresa and Gandhi. Thank you for reading this proposal.

Mrs. Lineberger
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Mother's Sari Sandhya N. Rao, Nina Sabnani (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
My Dadima Wears a Sari Kashmira Sheth, Yoshiko Jaeggi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Langur Monkey's Day Jane Hammerslough, Laura Buelt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Cherry Tree Ruskin Bond, Allan Eitzen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
The Birdman Veronika Martenova Charles, Annouchka Gravel Galouchko (Illustrator), Stephan Daigle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Gandhi Hitz Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.79 1 $19.79
I Come from India Valerie J. Weber, Susan Nations • Barnes and Noble $17.93 1 $17.93
Foods of India Barbara Sheen • Barnes and Noble $24.70 1 $24.70
Prita Goes to India Prodeepta Das • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Lily's Garden of India: Includes a Guide to the Plants and Festivals of India's Fascinating Culture! Jeremy Smith, Rob Hefferan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Elephant Dance: Remembering India Theresa Heine, Sheila Moxley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Little Brown Jay: A Tale from India Elizabeth Claire, Miriam Katin (Illustrator), Retold by Elizabeth Claire • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Count Your Way through India James S. Haskins, Liz Brenner Dodson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Anklet for a Princess: A Cinderella Tale from India Lila Mehta, Youshan Tang (Illustrator), Adapted by Meredith Babeaux Brucker • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Hitz Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Mini Stories from India Anna Milbourne, Gillian Doherty (Editor), Linda Edwards (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Eyewitness: India Manini Chatterjee, Anita Roy • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
I Is for India Prodeepta Das • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Roses for Gita Rachna Gilmore, Alice Priestley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Gobble, Gobble, Slip, Slop: A Tale of a Very Greedy Cat Meilo So, Meilo So (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Chachaji's Cup Uma Krishnaswami, Soumya Sitaraman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Looking For Bapu Anjali Banerjee • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Tiger's Story Harriet Blackford, Manja Stojic (Illustrator), Manya Stojic (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Tigers at Twilight (Magic Tree House Series #19) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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