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Mrs. Marquez-Shell from Federal Way WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

21st Century Career Library Books

Help me give my students 21st century career books to inspire them to for life the real world.

  • $601 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a very diverse group of learners. I am the librarian at two low-income schools with 85% of the students qualifying for free and reduced-price lunch. This diverse group of students comes from bilingual households, struggles with language at school, lives in high poverty/low-income households, and has various reading levels. However, these students also want to learn. I work hard to build a love of reading with my students.

I work hard to provide equitable resources students may not otherwise receive, including high-interest literature that inspires them to meet goals and challenges them to persevere through critical thinking and problem-solving.

I want to provide books that inspire students to work towards a 21st century job that interests them.

My Project

As the librarian in two Title I elementary schools, I strive to provide books at their level as well as interesting hands on learning experiences. I am creating a Makerspace in the library to promote the power of perseverance, tinkering, creating, failing, and trying again.

These STEM career books will help me expose students to different real-life careers in engineering, technology, and science they may not have known about.

I am hoping to inspire students to work towards a career that interests them and to connect their STEM learning with how it is applicable in the real world.

Future engineers, scientists and makers will be inspired by these books.

Mrs. Marquez-Shell
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dental Hygienists on the Job (Exploring Trade Jobs) • Amazon Business $29.93 1 $29.93
Wind Turbine Technicians on the Job (Exploring Trade Jobs) • Amazon Business $23.83 1 $23.83
Plumbers on the Job (Exploring Trade Jobs) • Amazon Business $23.83 1 $23.83
Millwrights on the Job (Exploring Trade Jobs) • Amazon Business $23.74 1 $23.74
Ultrasound Technicians on the Job (Exploring Trade Jobs) • Amazon Business $22.29 1 $22.29
The Science Behind Basketball (Pogo: STEM in the Summer Olympics) • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Food Scientist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Geologist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Physicist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Environmental Engineer (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Botanist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Chemist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Biologist (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Computer Programmer (Pogo: STEM Careers) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Pilots (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) (Community Helpers (Jump)) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Science Behind Gymnastics (Pogo: STEM in the Summer Olympics) • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
I Know What I Want to Be • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Meteorologists (Jobs People Do) • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
What's It Really Like to Be an Electrician? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $11.41 1 $11.41
What's It Really Like to Be a Teacher? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
What's It Really Like to Be a Mechanic? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
What's It Really Like to Be a Doctor? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
What's It Really Like to Be a Veterinarian? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
What's It Really Like to Be a Carpenter? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25
What's It Really Like to Be a Firefighter? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
What's It Really Like to Be a Coder? (Jobs Kids Want) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Park Rangers (Bullfrog Books: Community Helpers) (Community Helpers (Jump)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Police Officers (Jobs People Do) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95

Materials cost

$432.26

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$37.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$510.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.10

Total project goal

$600.65

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$600.65

5 Donors

-$575.65

Donations toward project cost

-$489.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$86.35

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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