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Ms. Frederick from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books! (I Have Fantasies of Being a Book Whisperer)

My students need high-quality literature. I've selected multiple copies of 17 relatively-recent award winning books (primarily Newbery award winners).

  • $594 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm new to Lincoln Elementary, so I've yet to meet the 800+ students I'll see in the library once a week. But I know that each of them has an "inner reader" that I can help feed. Reading is a path down which their lives will be changed. (enriched/expanded... and, ideally, filled with joy and meaning) So I want to help build a culture of voracious reading. I look forward to meeting them ALL, and I look forward to eagerly sharing a mountain of books with them!

My Project

I have selected 17 award-winning books. I filled the cart with multiple copies of those that I expect to be in highest demand. They will be checked out from our library... a library that is in need of the best of the best in children's literature.

Children will freely choose these books and freely read them when they visit the library.

"Reading ultimately belongs to readers, not schools, and not schoolteachers." (from The Book Whisperer, by Donalyn Miller)

I will be gathering books through free and low-cost channels, but I want to begin the year with several new books that I'm certain children will be eager to read!

Ms. Frederick
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 820 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 7 $66.36
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $8.05 7 $56.35
The Higher Power of Lucky • Amazon Business $6.98 7 $48.86
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $7.19 5 $35.95
The One and Only Ivan • Amazon Business $5.59 5 $27.95
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 2 $25.12
Garvey's Choice • Amazon Business $11.52 2 $23.04
A Different Pond • Amazon Business $11.16 2 $22.32
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread • Amazon Business $6.83 2 $13.66
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 2 $10.38

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