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Mr. Balgan from Las Vegas NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Best Books Class Set

My students need a class set (28 copies) of the book "The Only Road."

  • $281 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 4th grade students come from diverse cultural backgrounds. The majority of my students come are from lower income families. Many come from immigrant families and are English language learners.

Despite the challenges we face, these students are motivated to learn, grateful for their educational opportunity, and come from families who dream to see them succeed.

I know that we will accomplish our goals together this school year with your help!

Diversity is celebrated in our classroom, and this is reflected in the books that we read. We are all very grateful for the class sets that we are using this year, which were purchased through the generosity of our Donorschoose friends.

My Project

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz is an award winning book (Pura Belpre) that is very relevant to the experience of my students.

When I shared with my students that I read this book over the winter, and shared the gist of it, they clamored to read it themselves!

One after the other they recounted family stories that reflected the events in the book.

This will be a great addition to the wonderful titles we have in our classroom which include "A Long Walk to Water," and "Inside Out and Back Again." These new classics will help to spark or nurture a life long passion for reading as well as develop and sharpen reading skills.

Mr. Balgan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Only Road • Amazon Business $6.81 28 $190.68

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