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Mrs. Wardell from Clearfield UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Bare Library...Always Needs Newberrys

My students need 6 copies each of 5 award-winning books, including "My Side of the Mountain" and "Holes", and audiobooks and teachers guides for a variety of other titles.

  • $533 goal

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I teach at a Title I school, where most of my students live in poverty, with very little access to literature. I bought a set of Jonny Tremain books and they ate it up. I was amazed. Johnny Tremain was a Newberry winner in 1944. Most of the books my kids were exposed to were "Captain Underpants" and "Pokemon". My low readers wanted to also read this book, so I read it to them. It was amazing the connections they had with this book. I am a first year teacher and I have very few resources. My library is bare. A collection of Newberry classics would make a world of difference to my students. They are starting to open up to reading. If I had some books that they could sink their teeth into, I know they would devour them. With your help, my students will be able to see beyond the horizons they have now. Their world is very limited and they have very few opportunities. I know if I could get them to read classics, and develop their imaginations, they will begin to dream and make up their own reality. Please help them achieve the world of reading.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Because of Winn-Dixie -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Because of Winn Dixie- Audiobook • AKJ Books $17.43 1 $17.43
James and the Giant Peach • AKJ Books $6.10 6 $36.60
Sign of the Beaver -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
The Castle in the Attic- Audiobook • AKJ Books $13.07 1 $13.07
Secret Garden • AKJ Books $3.48 6 $20.88
James and the Giant Peach -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Holes -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Holes -- Audiobook • AKJ Books $24.42 1 $24.42
Holes • AKJ Books $6.10 6 $36.60
Sign of the Beaver -- Audiobook • AKJ Books $13.07 1 $13.07
Esperanza Rising -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Esperanza Rising -- Audiobook • AKJ Books $21.80 1 $21.80
My Side of the Mountain • AKJ Books $6.10 6 $36.60
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH • AKJ Books $5.22 6 $31.32
Island of the Blue Dolphins -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Island of the Blue Dolphins -- Audiobook • AKJ Books $21.80 1 $21.80
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Teacher Guide • AKJ Books $10.46 1 $10.46
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Audiobook • AKJ Books $26.16 1 $26.16

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