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Ms. Van Zant from Olathe KS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Broadening Our Reading Horizons

Help me give my students an introduction to important individuals they might not know yet - Mae Jemison, Eugenie Clark, Malala Yousafzai, and Harriett Tubman just to name a few.

  • $414 goal

This project expired on February 27, 2019.

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My Students

We are a fourth grade class in a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas. My students walk into class full of energy every day.

They are kind-hearted young people, already demonstrating kindness and compassion beyond their years.

Our school is participating in the Second Step program aimed at developing problem solving, empathy, and life skills in interacting with others. I am excited to see where this program takes them.

I have introduced a variety of opportunities to broaden their horizons and build on their strengths. They are embracing the challenges and rising to the occasion.

My Project

My students enjoy reading, and I often find them absorbed in a book. I hope this project will expose them to books they might not have chosen otherwise.

“Broadening Our Reading Horizons” will introduce students to books about individuals that have made a difference in the lives of others and hopefully inspire them to dream big and do the same.

Reading books about people such as Mae Jemison in “Mae Among the Stars” , Malala Yousafzai in “Malala’s Magic Pencil”, Cesar Chavez in “Harvesting Hope” and John Lewis in “March” will give them the chance to see others from their culture and gender and realize that their dreams started early and although they faced great challenges, these individuals persevered and achieved incredible accomplishments that improved the lives of themselves and others.

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This project will reach 23 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Before She was Harriet (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Front Desk • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
It's Our World, Too!: Young People Who Are Making a Difference: How They Do It - How You Can, Too! • Amazon Business $13.21 1 $13.21
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Lost and Found Cat: The True Story of Kunkush's Incredible Journey • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Alma and How She Got Her Name • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Child of the Civil Rights Movement • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62

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