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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating HERStory for IWD and Women's History Month

My students need biographies of inspirational women (such as Malala Yousafzai, Ada Lovelace, and Simone Biles) to add to our classroom library.

  • $367 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Sixty-one percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage a lot of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

The biography section of our classroom library is in the middle of a major makeover! I have been working hard this year to provide my students with more diverse historical events and people to read about!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting biographies about inspirational women (both historical and current) to add to our classroom library. Many of these books, such as the books in the "Rookie Reader" series, are at a perfect grade level to make them accessible to my students. Others are award-winning and inspiring picture books with amazing illustrations to support my readers. My students love to read biographies, and I need a greater variety of this genre to keep their interest! It is my hope to build up enough biographies about inspirational women to create a separate biography tub in my library for them.

Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate when they read stories of people who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.

I hope that having access to these books provides my students with the ability to learn more about the important contributions of women in the past and today. Thank you for helping me provide this inspiration for my students!

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

This project will reach 19 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Anybody's Game: The Story of the First Girl to Play Little League Baseball • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Who Says Women Can't Be Computer Programmers?: The Story of Ada Lovelace • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Girl Running • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Margaret and the Moon • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $6.12 1 $6.12
Hillary Clinton (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Serena Williams: A Champion on and off the Court (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Anne Frank: A Life in Hiding (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Ruby Bridges (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Taylor Swift: Born to Sing (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Rosa Parks (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Harriet Tubman (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Amelia Earhart (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Simone Biles: America's Greatest Gymnast (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Malala Yousafzai: Champion for Education (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
William and Kate: The Prince and Princess (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Florence Nightingale (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Sacagawea: Brave Explorer (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pocahontas (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Mae Jemison (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Helen Keller (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Jane Goodall: Champion for Chimpanzees (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Oprah Winfrey: An Inspiration to Millions (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Bessie Coleman: Trailblazing Pilot (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.47 1 $5.47
Roberta Gibb (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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