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Mrs. Gordon from Kirksville MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Diverse Readers

Help me give my students diverse nonfiction texts for understanding different cultures and lives.

  • $301 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a small rural K-2 building. Over sixty percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Despite their hardships, my students are growing and learning every day.

They are dreamers, thinkers, talkers, and questioners.

They have a love of learning that drives them and encourages others around them to be better readers and writers every day. They are our future and I want to give them a great foundation so that they can have a long successful academic career.

My Project

Reading workshop is my students' favorite time of day. They get to pick an adventure, curl up and get lost in a different world, learn about life around them and go to places that they can only imagine. About two years ago, our district adopted and implemented the Units of Study in Reading. Components of the workshop involve independent reading, shared reading and read aloud. Teachers are constantly asked to be creative and find or use our own money to purchase books that go along with what we are teaching.

These books I have selected promote the joy of reading, develop children’s vocabulary, and increase their ability to think, talk, and write about texts that fully engage their interest.They also provide this small rural community of readers a look outside their lives and into the lives of people around the world.

Each of these books are high-quality, nonfiction picture books with engaging illustrations that represent a variety of authors and illustrators, topics, themes, and text structures.

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

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 1 $16.16
Happy in Our Skin • AKJ Education $14.39 1 $14.39
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Brothers In Hope The Story Of The Lost Boys Of Sudan • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
One Word from Sophia • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Maybe Something Beautiful • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Different Pond • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
The Pot That Juan Built • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
Amelia's Road • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
The Red Pencil • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Anansi the Spider: A Tale from the Ashanti • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Dreamer • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Dad, Jackie, and Me • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Dear Benjamin Banneker • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Legend of the Bluebonnet: An Old Tale of Texas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
New Shoes • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
My Name Is Yoon • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Becoming Naomi Leon • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59
The Color of My Words • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
My Name Is Maria Isabel • AKJ Education $4.19 1 $4.19

Materials cost

$222.48

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$255.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$45.14

Total project goal

$300.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$300.96

1 Donor

-$300.96

Donations toward project cost

-$255.82

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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