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Mrs. Richardson from Henderson NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Appreciating Autobiographies!!

My students need 15 autobiographies, including "Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne" and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".

  • $336 goal

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I am the Media Specialists for an alternative high school. Students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in our school to earn a high school diploma and move on to a post-secondary opportunity to receive training that will further enhance their marketable skills in the workforce. As a staff, we would like to use the world around us to reach our students, while teaching the fundamentals needed to be successful in college. One way to do this is to help our students develop an appreciation for literature.

I would like to engage my students by working with the English teachers to create a unit about Autobiographies (and Biographies). However, our autobiography section is not relevant. Many of the titles are people who are unknown to our students. The autobiographical section of the school library media center is the one place that neither students nor teachers seem to go. I would like to change that, by providing reading opportunities that pique the interests of our readers!

I would like to start with a small variety of books. This will allow me to focus on stressing the value of autobiographies, while providing students with information about individuals who are currently in the public domain.

By helping to fund this project, you will partner with me to help students realize the value of learning about different people and different ideas. This is an important step to make in understanding how to accept others who may be different, and is essential to helping with the transitioning process (from high school into a college setting).

Mrs. Richardson
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 70 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt T. J. Stiles • Barnes and Noble $24.37 1 $24.37
Autobiographies Charles Darwin, Michael Neve (Editor), Sharon Messenger (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $10.80 1 $10.80
Open: An Autobiography Andre Agassi • Barnes and Noble $14.47 1 $14.47
True Compass: A Memoir Edward M. Kennedy • Barnes and Noble $17.50 1 $17.50
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (Barnes & Noble Edition) Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Trees (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $8.00 1 $8.00
Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member Sanyika Shakur • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela, Little Brown & Co. • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Autobiography of Malcolm X Malcolm X, Ossie Davis (Afterword), As Told to Alex Haley • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect Ronald Kessler • Barnes and Noble $16.90 1 $16.90
A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez Selena Roberts • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson Wil Haygood • Barnes and Noble $18.16 1 $18.16
Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne James Gavin • Barnes and Noble $21.60 1 $21.60
Hard Work: My Life On and Off the Court Roy Williams, With Tim Crothers, Foreword by John Grisham • Barnes and Noble $12.47 1 $12.47
Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography Sidney Poitier • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back Josh Hamilton, With Tim Keown • Barnes and Noble $19.19 1 $19.19

Materials cost

$229.79

Vendor shipping charges

$22.98

State sales tax

$9.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$275.01

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.37

Total project goal

$335.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.38

2 Donors

-$122.00

Donations toward project cost

-$100.04

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.96

match offer

-$213.38

Match offer toward project cost

-$174.97

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.41

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