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Ms. Solberg from Whittier CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Armfuls of Art and Literature

My students need 14 beautiful, award-winning picture books that engage their interest and enhance their vocabulary.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach three 8th-grade English Language Arts blocks in a high-poverty California school. Two of the three blocks are intervention classes; that means most of my students need extra attention to reach their personal and educational goals. They are terrific kids whose strengths are not always measured by standardized tests.

Readers are thinkers, and thinkers are readers. My students can be both, but they need practice to build their reading fluency and comprehension. In addition, many of them come to English as a second language and need to broaden their vocabulary.

They love beautiful picture-books, and the illustrations help them understand and remember what they have read. Picture-books have advanced vocabulary and universal themes, reinforced and enriched by all of that wonderful artwork.

Do you appreciate the joy of beholding an exceptional work of art? Do you remember coveting a lovely book, maybe wondering how you could savor it up close? Please help my students know that joy and satisfaction by adding to our reading resources.

Ms. Solberg
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 105 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea Vera B. & Jennifer Williams, Jennifer Williams, Jennifer Williams (Illustrator), Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Ox-Cart Man Donald Hall, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cinderella Marcia Brown (Translator), Charles Perrault, Marcia Brown, Marcia Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins Eric A. Kimmel, Mayer (Illustrator), Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator), Barbara Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Andy and the Lion James Daugherty • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Mirette on the High Wire Emily Arnold McCully, Emily Arnold McCully (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Swamp Angel Anne Isaacs, Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator), Paul Zelinsky (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
On Market Street Arnold Lobel • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei Peter Sis, Peter Sis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Puss in Boots Charles Perrault, Fred Marcellino (Illustrator), Malcolm Arthur (Translator), Malcom Arthur (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Outside Over There Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
A Child's Calendar John Updike, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25

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