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Ms. Summers from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Reading Adventure to Peru

My students need 24 books about the country of Peru, including "Machu Picchu: City in the Clouds" and "Secret of the Andes".

  • $543 goal

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"If we are going to learn about Peru this year, I think you will need a lot of books," Jessica grumbled as she helped me organize the books on the social studies shelf. Jenny loves to read to learn and she was not too happy about the prospect of competing for the ten books I had collected on Peru. I teach a third grade class in a school that provides over 90% free lunches. Most of the children come from households where the parents have to work more than one job to make ends meet. Also, English is the second language for the majority of my students.

Although a wonderful reading and learning environment has been created for my class, there are never enough books to accomplish all of our "reading to learn" goals. We study communities around the world. This year the country is Peru in South America. I've purchased maps, artifacts and some books, but I need more.

With enough books, I can assign children to work in small groups to find answers to questions that we will generate as a whole class. The books have to be written for children, and I found a variety of them at Barnes and Noble online.

Although I have been purchasing books, maps, and artifacts to use for our new unit, I just don't have enough for an entire class to read. I would be so grateful for any help you can give my class to bring additional excitement into our Peru study. Please help!

Ms. Summers
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 22 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tomasino: A Child of Peru Herve Giraud • Barnes and Noble $20.20 1 $20.20
Peru in Pictures (Visual Geography Series) Heron Marquez • Barnes and Noble $25.13 1 $25.13
Spotlight on Peru, Vol. 7 Robin Johnson, Bobbie Kalman • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!: A One-Way Journey You'd Rather Not Make Colin Hynson, David Antram (Illustrator), Created by David Salariya • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Inca Mummies: Sacrifices and Rituals Michael Martin • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Step Into: The Inca World Philip Steele, Penny Dransart • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Inca: Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Inca's Past Beth Gruber, Johan Reinhard • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
The Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu Jennifer Silate • Barnes and Noble $23.58 1 $23.58
The Ancient Inca Patricia Calvert • Barnes and Noble $27.45 1 $27.45
Secret of the Andes Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Inca Stefanie Takacs • Barnes and Noble $22.50 1 $22.50
Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds Elizabeth Mann, Amy Crehore (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Inca: Activities and Crafts from a Mysterious Land Arlette N. Braman, Michele Nidenoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Inca Steck-Vaughn Company • Barnes and Noble $7.65 1 $7.65
The Incas Anita Ganeri, Terry Riley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $26.33 1 $26.33
The Incas Anita Ganeri • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Inca Empire Jane Bingham • Barnes and Noble $30.86 1 $30.86
Lost City: The Discovery of Macchu Picchu T. LEWIN, Ted Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Machu Picchu: City in the Clouds Barbara A. Somervill • Barnes and Noble $22.05 1 $22.05
The Pied Piper of Peru Ann Tompert, Kestutis Kasparavicius (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Welcome to Peru (Welcome to My Country Series) Dora Yip, Janet Heisey • Barnes and Noble $23.40 1 $23.40
Peru: The Land Bobbie Kalman, David Schimpky • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Peru: The People and Culture Bobbie Kalman, Tammy Everts • Barnes and Noble $22.74 1 $22.74
Carolina's Gift: A Story of Peru Katacha Diaz, Gredna Landolt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25

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