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Mrs. F. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Book Club

The cost of the books is $580, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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Formal and informal book club meetings among adults have become increasingly popular. As an adult, this is a stimulating and intellectual way to enjoy friends, meet new people, and discuss great literature. It is liberating to express your likes and dislikes about a text or an author. It is for these reasons, that I have established book club meetings in my 5th grade classroom. My students are passionate about reading. It is amazing to witness the viewpoints that students express during book club meetings. I have a diverse class with a vast array of racial and socio-economic backgrounds represented. The unique thoughts that they share with each other about books are truly extraordinary. I have found that students get the most out of book club when they can choose their own books. Unfortuantely, I do not have enough sets of books for my students. I have 32 eager students who want to read and discuss books. I need several sets of 5 books (so for example, I need 5 copies of "The Girl Who Owned a City" by O.T. Nelson in order to offer this book as a choice for Book Club). This would allow me to offer choices to students throughout the year. In addition, I can choose a variety of books to represent a variety of cultures. This will be enpowering for the students in my classroom. The following list includes sample titles I would like to receive (5 of each) for my classroom: The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson Loser by Jerry Spinelli The Gold Cadillac by Mildred Taylor Judy Moody M.D. The Doctor is In by Megan McDonald Marvin Redpost: Kidnapped at Birth? by Louis Sachar Woodsong by Gary Paulsen The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank Please help us fund my 5th grade book club.

Mrs. F.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull Scott Foresman,Rocco Baviera (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 5 $31.45
Single Shard Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 5 $29.25
The View From Saturday E. L. Konigsburg • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Woodsong Gary Paulsen,Ruth Paulsen,Neil Waldman,Ruth Wright Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Loser Jerry Spinelli,Eileen Spinelli (Editor),Joanna Cotler (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Letters from Rifka Karen Hesse • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, Vol. 1 Eleanor Coerr,Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Judy Moody Gets Famous! Megan McDonald,Peter Reynolds (Illustrator),Peter Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Stuart Little E. B. White,Garth Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 5 $26.95
Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank,B. M. Mooyaart-Doubleday (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 5 $24.75
Jump Ship to Freedom James Lincoln Collier,Christopher Collier • Barnes and Noble $4.95 5 $24.75
Gold Cadillac Mildred D. Taylor,Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 5 $22.45
Harry Houdini, Master of Magic Robert Kraske • Barnes and Noble $4.49 5 $22.45
Pedro's Journal Pamela Conrad,Peter Koeppen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 5 $22.45
Girl Who Owned a City O. T. Nelson • Barnes and Noble $4.49 5 $22.45
Marvin Redpost #7: Super Fast, Out Of Control! Louis Sachar,Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 5 $17.95

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