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Mr. Shimeall from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books are the Gateway to Lifelong Learning

Help me give my students the gift of knowledge. Help them explore their world.

  • $221 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This fourth grade classroom is filled to the brim with 28 unique kids, who love to learn, are curious about the wonders of our world and eager to do big things. Most of them love to read, but have no books at home, except for the books sent home by myself and other teachers. Those few that dislike reading, just haven't found the right book, yet.

This diverse group of kids want to achieve great things, to help others and to learn.

With the right tools and supports from their families, schools, and community, there is nothing out of reach.

My Project

These books will help interest reluctant readers. They will be used to trick and entice them into reading about their world and into becoming lifelong readers and learners. They will also be sent home to those students who are without books, enabling them to continue their learning and exploration after school.

Books are the gateway to a whole world of knowledge, and the engine of curiosity.

The more books available to children, the greater the chance that one will catch their eye and draw them in. After they experience that one "great book," they are hooked for life.

These books will be used to broaden knowledge, give ideas for writing and build a joy and love of reading.

Mr. Shimeall
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Danny the Champion of the World • AKJ Education $5.83 5 $29.15
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 2 $19.56
Falling Up • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Inventor's Secret • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Darth Paper Strikes Back • AKJ Education $5.80 2 $11.60
Bridges • AKJ Education $7.30 1 $7.30
Seven Ancient Wonders of the World • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
What is Culture? • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Boy Tales of Childhood • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
100 Scariest Things on the Planet • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
A More Perfect Union • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Sign of the Beaver • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
George vs. George • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Duckbills and Boneheads (World of Wonder) • AKJ Education $1.75 1 $1.75

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