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Mrs. Somerville from East Peoria IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books to Enrich Our Knowledge

Help me give my students diverse texts! It's important for my students to see books with characters just like them and to incorporate authenticity of science and social studies topics in my classroom!

  • $478 goal

This project expired on March 25, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

This is my sixth year teaching fifth grade, and each year the students bring new challenges. They challenge me to find activities that challenge and engage them at a higher level.

The students at our school are incredible.

They work hard every day and are always excited for what comes next. They learn best and are more engaged when they are involved in the learning process, and I believe learning should be fun and engaging.

Coming to school every day where students want to learn and cannot wait to participate makes me strive to give them better experiences!

They are always on the go and wanting more! With your help, we can make my students have the same love of learning as I do!

My Project

I have had several requests this year to read more books! How can I say no!? These mentor texts will allow me to provide my students culturally diverse texts that help teach our curriculum. It is important for my students to read diverse books in all subject areas. These books will gives us the ability to challenge our thinking with diverse topics and to read books from differing perspectives than our own.

Bringing this authenticity into the classroom will enrich the lives of my students and help them become informed citizens of our ever changing, diverse world.

I cannot wait to get these books in the hands of my students.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 19 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
So You Want to Be President? • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Lives of Extraordinary Women Rulers, Rebels (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $15.33 1 $15.33
Come on, Rain • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Miss Brooks Loves Books (And I Don't) • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Kate, Who Tamed The Wind • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Ugly Duckling • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Henry's Freedom Box • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted Around the World • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Last Brother • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Little Red Writing • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The King's Stilts • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Exceptionally, Extraordinarily Ordinary First Day of Sch • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
The Scarlet Stockings Spy • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Girls Think of Everything Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
What If There Were No Gray Wolves?: A Book About the Temperate Forest Ecosystem • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
What If There Were No Bees?: A Book About the Grassland Ecosystem • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
What If There Were No Sea Otters?: A Book About the Ocean Ecosystem • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Kate And The Beanstalk • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Adelita A Mexican Cinderella Story • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Princess and the Pizza • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Cinder Edna • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Rachel Carson and Her Book That Changed the World • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Jack and the Beanstalk • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Name Jar • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ira Sleeps Over • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Fly Away Home • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Peppe the Lamplighter • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Keeping Quilt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Have I Got a Book for You! • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
A Warmer World From Polar Bears to Butterflies, How Climate Change Affects Wildlife • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
White Socks Only • AKJ Education $5.31 1 $5.31
Those Shoes • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Fireflies • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks! The Story of Jack and the Beanstalk As Told by the Giant • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Rachel Carson Pioneer of Ecology • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Princess and the Pea A Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Story • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$370.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.56

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$406.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.66

Total project goal

$477.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$477.71

3 Donors

-$238.86

Donations toward project cost

-$203.03

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.83

match offer

-$238.85

Match offer toward project cost

-$203.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.83

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$0.00

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