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Ms. Shearer from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Will Enlighten Us and Bridge the World Together

My students need books of all genres, paper, and a pencil sharpener.

  • $995 goal

This project expired on May 21, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are determined to finish high school, after entering the U.S. recently, living in high poverty and often having left one or both parents behind in their home country. They face many hardships daily sending money home from their part time jobs, separation from family members, and learning English as a new language. I have selected a list of culturally related books written by award winning authors, some of whom have lived the personal struggles and accomplishments of my students. When they have access to these books and teachers that will help them with literacy extensions they will develop their English language skills while also learning across topics and subject areas covered within these books.

My students are eager, hard working and creative who will excel in the opportunities to look through mirrors of this literature and see themselves, while also gazing through windows and discovering whole new worlds.

Authentic and accurately written books can bring comfort as my students relax in the safety of a good book, while embellishing their minds with a new language and new ideas as they grow and develop into mature and responsible citizens.

My Project

My students are eager to learn. They will discover places, ideas, times, facts, and more through the pages of these books. Their eyes and imaginations will be opened to what the world can offer and what they are capable of doing. They will be able to discover people and places they may never be exposed to due to their current status of living in poverty.

My students will learn to write reflectively as they connect text to self, text to other texts, and texts to parts of the world.

They will write as they learn to express themselves and use their own voices and words in replication of what they will read in these books.

Ms. Shearer
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Filler Paper, Loose Leaf Paper, College Ruled Paper, 200 Sheets, 11" x 8-1/2", White, 3 Pack (73189) • Amazon Business $13.54 5 $67.70
Electric Pencil Sharpener - Small Handheld Heavy Duty USB Plug in & Battery Operated - Safe For Kids - Good for Colored Pencils - Includes Bonus Directory of Drawing and Coloring Books Digital Library • Amazon Business $21.80 1 $21.80
Roald Dahl Magical Gift Set (4 Books): Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator • Amazon Business $19.69 1 $19.69
An Orange for Frankie • Amazon Business $17.97 1 $17.97
Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Bully • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Art of Miss Chew • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Junkyard Wonders • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Gifts of the Heart • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Flotsam • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Stellaluna • Amazon Business $12.42 1 $12.42
The Rainbow Fish • Amazon Business $12.34 1 $12.34
Katie Mouse and the Christmas Door • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Love • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Because of Thursday • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Adelita • Amazon Business $5.69 2 $11.38
I Need My Monster • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
Tucky Jo and Little Heart • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Fiona's Lace • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Remembering Vera • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", College Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 500 Sheets Per Pack (62349) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Domítíla: A Cinderella Tale from the Mexican Tradition • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale (Picture Puffin) • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Old Yeller (Perennial Classics) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
What Were You Thinking?: Learning to Control Your Impulses (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Cendrillon: A Caribbean Cinderella • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
Thank You, Mr. Falker • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Babushka's Doll • Amazon Business $8.06 1 $8.06
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Tuesday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Flying Solo • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Akiak: A Tale From the Iditarod • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
With Love, Little Red Hen • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Just Plain Fancy • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
How to Catch a Monster • Amazon Business $7.30 1 $7.30
When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Irish Cinderlad (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Egyptian Cinderella • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Rechenka's Eggs (Paperstar) • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
A Chair for My Mother 25th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Free Fall • Amazon Business $6.30 1 $6.30
The Korean Cinderella (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Machu Picchu? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Shiloh Season • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Night Tree • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
What Are the Ten Commandments? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Where Is the Mississippi River? • Amazon Business $5.36 1 $5.36
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Cinderella • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Harold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books) • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
The In-Between Days • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
A Shiloh Christmas (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Saving Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $4.78 1 $4.78
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $4.76 1 $4.76
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $3.43 1 $3.43

Materials cost

$803.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$845.29

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$149.17

Total project goal

$994.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$994.46

2 Donors

-$984.46

Donations toward project cost

-$836.79

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$147.67

match offer

-$10.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$8.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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