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Mrs. Kaump from Oakland MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Biographies: Stories to Inspire Us All!

My students need biographies of inspirational men and women to add to our classroom library.

  • $269 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

8th grade is the best! My 8th graders come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our school is a Title I school. We're a suburban community that pulls students from a wide range of neighborhoods.

My 8th graders are on the edge between childhood and adulthood; they are so ready to soar.

In middle school, each day brings them closer to discovering who they're going to be. Each day gives them an opportunity to grow into responsible, respectful adults.

My Project

For this project, I am requesting 20 books to add to our classroom library. My students have been reading the biographies in our library like crazy! I am looking to add 20 more biographies from a more diverse crowd. The stories we don't hear about as often. My plan is to group biographies in bins according to the thing they are famous for - athlete, inventor, the first to do something - so that my students can keep reading about topics that interest them.

Readers of all ages can be inspired by these real stories from real people.

I hope that by adding these books to my classroom library, I can help inspire my students to dream big and achieve great things.

Mrs. Kaump
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Harper (Biographies for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Rivalry, Adventure, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $15.13 1 $15.13
Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert • Amazon Business $14.70 1 $14.70
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Jerrie Mock Story: The First Woman to Fly Solo around the World (Biographies for Young Readers) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
No Better Friend: Young Readers Edition: A Man, a Dog, and Their Incredible True Story of Friendship and Survival in World War II • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
The Finest Hours (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Heroic Sea Rescue (True Storm Rescues) • Amazon Business $5.59 2 $11.18
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Alexander Hamilton: the Outsider • Amazon Business $8.82 1 $8.82
Lion: A Long Way Home Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Irena's Children: Young Readers Edition; A True Story of Courage • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Hope Solo: My Story Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $5.46 1 $5.46
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80

Materials cost

$195.63

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$228.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.33

Total project goal

$268.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$268.89

3 Donors

-$268.89

Donations toward project cost

-$228.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.33

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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