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Mr. Stewart from Beaverton OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Enticing Nonfiction for a New Year

Help me give my students 38 engaging nonfiction books covering science, history, and current events.

  • $597 goal

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My Students

My students are an eager and positive group of learners that come from a wide range of backgrounds with a wide range of abilities. We like to work hard, laugh, and stretch our minds, and I'm always looking for new ways to push their thinking.

The diversity in their strengths and interests makes for a rewarding school day and really keeps me on my toes.

Their energy and enthusiasm motivate me to make this their most rewarding and successful school year yet.

My Project

Now that we are about halfway through the school year, most of my students have become avid readers. I'm so excited by their interest in reading. But...their independent reading is almost entirely fiction. Looking around my classroom, I realize that I have an imbalance between fiction and nonfiction offerings. This project aims to address this discrepancy.

These 38 titles have been selected with my students' unique interests in mind and cover a wide range of styles and formats.

From odd animals to hidden wonders and deadly fashion to historical trailblazers, there is something here for everyone.

By providing my students with new, engaging, and relevant nonfiction, their reading skills will continue to grow and expand, as will their relationship with the world around them.

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Life: The First Four Billion Years: The Story of Life from the Big Bang to the Evolution of Humans • Amazon Business $21.49 1 $21.49
Cells: An Owner's Handbook • Amazon Business $17.79 1 $17.79
The School of Numbers: Learn about Mathematics with 40 Simple Lessons • Amazon Business $17.60 1 $17.60
Mythologica: An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient Greece • Amazon Business $17.37 1 $17.37
The Dictionary of Difficult Words: With more than 400 perplexing words to test your wits! • Amazon Business $16.91 1 $16.91
Hidden Wonders (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $16.49 1 $16.49
Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
The Wonders of Nature • Amazon Business $15.71 1 $15.71
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Seeing Science: An Illustrated Guide to the Wonders of the Universe (Illustrated Science Book, Science Picture Book for Kids, Science) • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship" • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ostriches (Superpower Field Guide) • Amazon Business $14.17 1 $14.17
An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Insect Superpowers: 18 Real Bugs that Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! (Insect Book for Kids, Book about Bugs for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Survivors of the Holocaust: True Stories of Six Extraordinary Children • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You? • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Gross as a Snot Otter (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Killer Style: How Fashion Has Injured, Maimed, and Murdered Through History • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Beavers (Superpower Field Guide) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Moles (Superpower Field Guide) • Amazon Business $11.22 1 $11.22
Major Impossible (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #9) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Science Comics: Cars: Engines That Move You • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
We Are All Greta: Be inspired by Greta Thunberg to save the world • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Maker Comics: Draw a Comic! • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Maker Comics: Fix a Car! • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life • Amazon Business $9.22 1 $9.22
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Great American Dust Bowl • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans • Amazon Business $8.71 1 $8.71
The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Maker Comics: Bake Like a Pro! • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Science Comics: Wild Weather: Storms, Meteorology, and Climate • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Science Comics: Trees: Kings of the Forest • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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