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Mrs. Skinner from Roanoke Rapids NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Books to Help Us Battle!!

Help me give my students three copies each of the NCSLMA Middle School Battle of the Books!! This will help us read, discuss, annotate and enjoy the books to help us prepare for our first competition!

  • $765 goal

This project expired on November 7, 2019.

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My Students

My students are from the small town of Roanoke Rapids, NC located on the North Carolina/Virginia border. These sixth, seventh and eighth grade students come from a wide variety of ethnic and economic groups. Our school is a Title I and serves a minority population of about 40 percent. About 63 percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. The whole middle school will benefit from this project. It will provide books for the Battle of the Books competition team, but also be available for library check out for the rest of the school.

The books for this grant will provide our school with an opportunity to compete in the North Carolina Battle of the Books competition.

This will be our first ever team to compete! To prepare for and compete in the competition, students must read the predetermined list of books provided by the North Carolina School Library Media Association. In order to prepare, we need copies of the books for the students!

There are 22 books on the list of various genres and levels. I would like to provide the school with 3 copies of each book for our team to read, annotate and discuss.

My Project

The North Carolina Battle of the Books competition gives students an opportunity to read a diverse collection of books to compete against other teams in the region. Our team will be the first to compete from our school and district.

The diverse list of books includes a variety of levels, genres and topics to expose students to rich, award winning books!

Three copies of each title will give us the opportunity to read all of the books to prepare for the competition. Students will meet daily for a semester in the media center, as well as monthly as a school club.

Mrs. Skinner
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.19 3 $48.57
I'll Be There • Amazon Business $11.99 3 $35.97
The Bitter Side of Sweet • Amazon Business $10.44 3 $31.32
Legend • Amazon Business $9.71 3 $29.13
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $9.60 3 $28.80
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon • Amazon Business $9.48 3 $28.44
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone • Amazon Business $9.10 3 $27.30
The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) • Amazon Business $9.05 3 $27.15
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
The Ruins of Gorlan (The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1) • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
The First Rule of Punk • Amazon Business $8.54 3 $25.62
Serafina and the Black Cloak (The Serafina Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus • Amazon Business $7.95 3 $23.85
A Night Divided (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Greenglass House • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Crow • Amazon Business $7.59 3 $22.77
Gym Candy • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $6.37 3 $19.11
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $6.21 3 $18.63
House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) • Amazon Business $3.40 3 $10.20

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