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Mrs. Severson from Ham Lake MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Readers With Nonfiction

Help me give my students recently published nonfiction titles for our classroom library.

  • $645 goal

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My Students

If you could look into my classroom right now you'd see students reading a variety of middle grade and young adult novels. They love reading and gobble up books with enthusiasm. These are students from the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. Our charter school pulls from a large area of the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities.

Finding engaging, modern nonfiction has been a challenge, and yet it is this very type of reading that many students crave.

My students need nonfiction books in our classroom library, to prepare them for their future schooling and to inform them of the greater world around them.

My Project

My classroom library is great, full of fiction titles for kids to choose from and I'm really good at recommending novels for students to connect with. I'd really like students to stretch their reading muscles with nonfiction. I've chosen books published in 2018 such as The Grand Escape, The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler, Just Mercy, We are Not Yet Equal: Understanding our Racial Divide, Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend, Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Wolds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America, and Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster.

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler • Amazon Business $16.50 4 $66.00
We Say #NeverAgain: Reporting by the Parkland Student Journalists • Amazon Business $14.39 4 $57.56
Dog Days of History: The Incredible Story of Our Best Friends • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide • Amazon Business $13.51 4 $54.04
Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend • Amazon Business $13.51 4 $54.04
The Grand Escape: The Greatest Prison Breakout of the 20th Century (Scholastic Focus) • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
Spooked!: How a Radio Broadcast and The War of the Worlds Sparked the 1938 Invasion of America • Amazon Business $12.89 3 $38.67
Capsized!: The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster • Amazon Business $11.06 3 $33.18
Frenemies in the Family: Famous Brothers and Sisters Who Butted Heads and Had Each Other's Backs • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements • Amazon Business $10.98 2 $21.96

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