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Ms. M. from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of 49 multicultural titles from Barnes and Noble is $449, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $475 goal

This project expired on December 24, 2006.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Our school needs your help to take our students on a Reading Safari! Help us explore stories from China, Africa, Japan and the African-American tradition among our many destinations! Alumni and faculty volunteers from Meredith College have selected some wonderful itineraries for us to explore through books in the MeredithREADS program. Our tour guides will be trained volunteer readers who come into our classrooms and read with the children. Our volunteer guides want to take us to Norway to meet The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and to meet the Emperor of China who waits for us in the story of The Empty Pot! They can take us to countries where we will get to know the mysterious Abiyoyo and the little girl with the talking eggs. In addition to exposure to the literary traditions a number of cultures, our students will be exposed to college-educated adults - an opportunity that many of them do not have in their daily lives. Your generous donation will help many classes of students to explore the world's cultures. We hope that you will help us reach our destinations!

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Enormous Turnip Kathy Parkinson, Kathy Parkinson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Quick as a Cricket Audrey Wood, Don Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Abuela Arthur Dorros, Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Baby Rattlesnake As Told by Te Ata, Mira Reisberg (Illustrator), Adapted by Lynn Moroney • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Angel's Kite/la Estrella de Angel Alberto Blanco, Rodolfo Morales (Illustrator), Dan Bellm (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Heckedy Peg Audrey Wood, Don Wood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
I Went Walking Sue Williams, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
I Wish I Were a Butterfly James Howe, Ed Young (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Hooray, a Pinata! Elisa Kleven, Joy Peskin (Editor), Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Umbrella Taro Yashima, Taro Yashima (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tomas and the Library Lady Pat Mora, Raul Colon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tale of Rabbit and Coyote Tony Johnston, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Liza Lou and the Yeller Belly Swamp Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Squiggle Carole Lexa Schaefer, Peirr Morgan • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Margarita y Margaret Lynn Reiser, Lynn Reisser, Lynn Reiser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
She Come Bringing Me That Little Baby Girl Eloise Greenfield, John L. Steptoe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! David M. McPhail, David M. McPhail (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Carrot Seed Ruth Krauss, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Corduroy Don Freeman, Don Freeman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
First Strawberries: A Cherokee Story Retold by Joseph Bruchac, Anna Vojtech (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Goggles! Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Retold by James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Three Billy Goats Gruff Paul Galdone, Paul Galdone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti Adapted by Gerald McDermott, Gerald McDermott, Gerald McDermott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Empty Pot Demi, Hitz Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Liang and the Magic Paintbrush Hitz Demi, Hitz Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Mr. Pak Buys a Story Carol J. Farley, Benrei Huang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Night Driving John Coy, Peter McCarty (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Silent Lotus Jeanne M. Lee, Jeanne M. Lee (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tell Me a Story, Mama Angela Johnson, David Soman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Elbert's Bad Word Audrey Wood, Audrey Wood (Illustrator), Don Wood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, Vol. 1 Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Birthday Basket for Tia Pat Mora, Cecily Lang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Knight and the Dragon Tomie de Paola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Just Us Women Jeannette Franklin Caines, Pat Cummings, Pat Cummings (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Paper Crane Molly Bang, Molly Garrett Bang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens James Marshall • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Little Gorilla Ruth Lercher Bornstein, Ruth Bornstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Ira Sleeps Over Bernard Waber, Bernard Waber (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Abiyoyo Pete Seeger, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Love You Forever Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Talking Eggs Manufactured by Scholastic Professional Books • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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