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Mrs. Coffield from Fort Hood TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bound By Freedom: Military Children Seek Military Books

My students need 40+ books with information on our nation's military, past and present.

  • $923 goal

This project expired on June 3, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from military families, most of whom travel the world, going from school to school. These students take pride in their nation and military upbringing and crave more informational books on wars, military vehicles, aircraft, and stories of families who are also in their situation.

These students attend a public school located on one of the largest military bases in the country.

Students who attend this school live in military housing villages that surround the campus. The school receives funding due to the overwhelming majority of students coming from low-income families. Students come into the library daily requesting more books on the military, past and present conflicts, military vehicles, and even books that can help them learn about other families affected by the military, deployments, and frequent moving.

My Project

Children in military families are drawn to books on what they know best, what surrounds them every day. Learning about past and present conflicts provides a better understanding of the military's role in securing our freedom. Pride in their military heritage brings out a curiosity to know more about anything related to the military. Many of the students have one or two deployed parents and find comfort in staying connected to their loved ones by reading more on their jobs, purpose, strength, and courage through these books.

Providing more reading material related to one of the most important subjects to these children will encourage a connection with reading and their own lives.

Military-related books are the most requested books in our library's collection and are constantly being checked out by our students. Who knows, one of these books may be the one that draws in a hesitant reader and sparks a love of reading due to the connections that student can make to a subject they know so well- the military.

Mrs. Coffield
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 875 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Military Aircraft of WWII Crabtree Publishing Company, Ole Steen Hansen • AKJ BOOKS $7.48 1 $7.48
H is for Honor: A Military Family Alphabet Devin Scillian, Victor Juhasz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $12.27 1 $12.27
I Miss You!: A Military Kid's Book about Deployment Beth Andrews, Hawley Wright (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.53 1 $10.53
Eyewitness World War II Simon Adams, Andy Crawford (Photographer) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
American Revolution (Eyewitness Books Series) Stuart Murray, DK Publishing, Manufactured by DK Publishing • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Vietnam War (Eyewitness Books Series) DK Publishing • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Eyewitness World War I Simon Adams, Andy Crawford (Photographer) • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
Arms and Armor (DK Eyewitness Books Series) Michele Byam, Dave King (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
World War II: A Factastic KidsQuest Guide Stuart A. P. Murray • AKJ BOOKS $9.56 1 $9.56
Air Raid - Pearl Harbor!: The Story of December 7, 1941 Theodore Taylor, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
First World War Ruth Brocklehurst, Henry Brook, Jane Chisholm (Editor) • AKJ BOOKS $16.23 1 $16.23
Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War: How the North Used the Telegraph, Railroads, Surveillance Balloons, Ironclads, High-Powered Weapons, and More to Win the Civil War Roger Macbride Allen, Thomas B. Allen • AKJ BOOKS $15.39 1 $15.39
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" Michael O. Tunnell • AKJ BOOKS $8.50 1 $8.50
The Grand Mosque of Paris: A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust Karen Gray Ruelle, Deborah Durland DeSaix • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Count on US: American Women in the Military Amy Nathan, Foreword by Walter Cronkite • AKJ BOOKS $18.76 1 $18.76
Military Aircraft of WWI Crabtree Publishing Company, Ole Steen Hansen • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Vietnam War John Perritano • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Soldier (DK Eyewitness Books) Simon Adams • AKJ BOOKS $14.52 1 $14.52
Korean War John Perritano • AKJ BOOKS $18.46 1 $18.46
Vietnam War John Perritano • AKJ BOOKS $18.46 1 $18.46
World War I John Perritano • AKJ BOOKS $18.46 1 $18.46
World War II John Perritano • AKJ BOOKS $18.46 1 $18.46
Bombers Mark Dartford • AKJ BOOKS $21.59 1 $21.59
Helicopters Mark Dartford • AKJ BOOKS $20.51 1 $20.51
Humvees: High Mobility in the Field Michael Teitelbaum, Scott Nelson (Photographer) • AKJ BOOKS $20.45 1 $20.45
Navy Ships in Action Kay Jackson • AKJ BOOKS $18.16 1 $18.16
War Sean Connolly • AKJ BOOKS $24.36 1 $24.36
World War II for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Richard Panchyk, Foreword by Senator John McCain • AKJ BOOKS $10.22 1 $10.22
Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities Janis Herbert • AKJ BOOKS $11.59 1 $11.59
Chasing Lincoln's Killer: The Search for John Wilkes Booth James L. Swanson • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
Primary Source Accounts of the Korean War John Richard Conway • AKJ BOOKS $28.44 1 $28.44
Primary Source Accounts of the Spanish-American War Kenneth E. Hendrickson • AKJ BOOKS $28.44 1 $28.44
Primary Source Accounts of the Vietnam War Kim A. O'Connell • AKJ BOOKS $25.27 1 $25.27
The World Wars: An Introduction to the First and Second World Wars Paul Dowswell, Ruth Brocklehurst, Henry Brook • AKJ BOOKS $21.10 1 $21.10
10,000 Days of Thunder: A History of the Vietnam War Philip Caputo • AKJ BOOKS $20.29 1 $20.29
The Donkey of Gallipoli: A True Story of Courage in World War I Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $13.79 1 $13.79
Fight for Freedom: The American Revolutionary War Benson Bobrick • AKJ BOOKS $18.63 1 $18.63
Traveling the Freedom Road: From Slavery & the Civil War Through Reconstruction Linda Barrett Osborne • AKJ BOOKS $20.26 1 $20.26
Under Siege!: Three Children at the Civil War Battle for Vicksburg Andrea Warren • AKJ BOOKS $17.82 1 $17.82
The War to End All Wars: The Story of World War I Jack Batten • AKJ BOOKS $18.63 1 $18.63
Air War Antony Loveless • AKJ BOOKS $22.74 1 $22.74
World War I: A Primary Source History Nicholas Saunders • AKJ BOOKS $26.50 1 $26.50
Modern Military Aircraft Daniel Gilpin, Alex Pang • AKJ BOOKS $23.14 1 $23.14
Off to War: Voices of Soldiers' Children Deborah Ellis • AKJ BOOKS $12.94 1 $12.94
Baghdad Pups Meish Goldish • AKJ BOOKS $21.60 1 $21.60

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