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Mrs. Zarco from Keansburg NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Classroom Library With Nonfiction

My students need a variety of nonfiction and fiction books to keep them engaged and give them options for independent reading books!

  • $620 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds where over 70% receive free or reduced lunch. They are a unique set of students that all have a different story to tell and a different experience to contribute to our classroom.

As a Language Arts teacher I try and fill my classroom with books to engage and transport my students to a different world.

I want them to become productive world citizens through the love and appreciation of literature. I am hoping to change their lives by instilling and promoting a love of reading and writing in my classroom everyday.

My Project

These nonfiction books will be a great addition to my classroom library! The variety of nonfiction titles will allow students to dive into a world that is not their own and really give them the opportunity to become global citizens.

Nonfiction reading skills are essential for high school and beyond.

The choice and variety that these books provide will allow my students to read at differentiated levels and work on important reading skills that lead to success. Nonfiction will open up the discussion and dialogue in my classroom. These titles will encourage students to formulate opinions and to use their knowledge to become active in their own community.

Mrs. Zarco
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 50 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
They Broke the Law―You Be the Judge: True Cases of Teen Crime • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
The Time In Between: A Memoir of Hunger and Hope • Amazon Business $14.45 2 $28.90
Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Into the Abyss: An Extraordinary True Story • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
The IF in Life: How to Get Off Life’s Sidelines and Become Your Best Self • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $4.58 3 $13.74
Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem (History (US)) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $13.22 1 $13.22
Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
How I Resist: Activism and Hope for a New Generation • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Obsessed: A Memoir of My Life with OCD • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $5.92 2 $11.84
IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Into the Wild • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Be the One: Six True Stories of Teens Overcoming Hardship with Hope • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission • Amazon Business $9.92 1 $9.92
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Survival Guide to Bullying: Written by a Teen • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Elena Vanishing: A Memoir • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation): The True Story of an American Team's Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
War Is...: Soldiers, Survivors and Storytellers Talk about War • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition • Amazon Business $8.54 1 $8.54
Bronx Masquerade • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
Flying Lessons & Other Stories • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Basketball Junkie: A Memoir • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Locomotion • Amazon Business $7.77 1 $7.77
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Flags of Our Fathers: A Young People's Edition • Amazon Business $4.75 1 $4.75
Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $3.60 1 $3.60
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • Amazon Business $2.42 1 $2.42

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