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Mrs. Holbrook from Annapolis MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books With Character

Help me give my students books that share diverse characters and teach meaningful, positive messages.

  • $748 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My new class of fifth graders graders are at a Title I school in Annapolis, Maryland. I want my classroom resources to match the needs of my students. My students are not always able to go out and see the world, so I do my best to bring the world to them.

I want to cultivate a positive, caring, and kind community in my classroom!

These books feature diverse characters and a strong central message for my readers. These books will be a wonderful addition to our classroom library and provide resources for meaningful read alouds during shared reading time.

My Project

These books will be read aloud to my students as well as displayed in our classroom library. These books will reflect the diversity of the students in my class and support our goal of a creating a kind and caring classroom community by teaching a strong central message.

My students love to read, and reread, books that teach character traits and meaningful life lessons.

Thank you for supporting my students as learners and young people who will grow up to change the world. These books will inspire reading, writing, and dreaming big dreams for my students. We will enjoy these books for years to come!

Mrs. Holbrook
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $36.34 1 $36.34
1607: A New Look at Jamestown • Amazon Business $14.36 2 $28.72
Miracle Mud: Lena Blackburne and the Secret Mud That Changed Baseball • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $16.81 1 $16.81
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore • Amazon Business $16.64 1 $16.64
The Bravest Man in the World • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
Dreamers • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $7.48 2 $14.96
Seraphina Does Everything • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Roanoke: The Lost Colony--An Unsolved Mystery from History • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.84 1 $13.84
The Man Who Loved Libraries: The Story of Andrew Carnegie • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Giraffe Problems • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Holes in the Sky • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Louisiana's Way Home • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
We Don't Eat Our Classmates • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
The Stranger • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Oil Spill! (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science) • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
The Numberlys • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Chicken Sunday • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
These Hands • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Dreadful, Smelly Colonies: The Disgusting Details About Life in Colonial America (Disgusting History) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61
The Magician's Elephant • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Miss Smith and the Haunted Library • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Raft • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Revolutionary War: An Interactive History Adventure (You Choose: History) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
The Sign of the Beaver • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
The Tiger Rising • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Cay • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Call It Courage • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39

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