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Mrs. Burn from Federal Way WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Comfort in Favorite Authors

My students need books, like 2 copies of "A Handful of Beans," "Babushka Baba Yaga," and "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother," so they can get exposure to masters of personal narrative and re-imaginings of fables.

  • $376 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Help inspire us! We are excited to write personal narratives and illustrate our writing with watercolor artworks.

We are students at a school in Washington state who are looking to be inspired to create personal narratives accompanied by watercolor illustrations.

We have gradually made progress on state testing scores in writing, and we're ready to take the next leap.

My Project

Our library is lacking copies of books by Patricia Polacco and William Steig, two masters of the watercolor medium. Polacco is a prolific memoir author with an incredible knack for recording small, important moments in her life. Our students can relate to her experiences and deserve the opportunity to be exposed to her work.

We are so excited at the possibility of structuring a unit around two skilled, inspiring artists.

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching a student discover a new author or illustrator. Thank you for providing this opportunity.

Mrs. Burn
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother • AKJ Books $5.91 2 $11.82
Keeping Quilt • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Lemonade Club, The • AKJ Books $13.31 2 $26.62
Uncle Vova''s Tree • AKJ Books $5.17 2 $10.34
An Orange for Frankie Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Il • AKJ Books $12.57 2 $25.14
Appelemando''s Dreams Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Ill • AKJ Books $13.31 2 $26.62
AuntChipandTheGreatTripleCreek • AKJ Books $13.31 2 $26.62
Babushka Baba Yaga Patricia Polacco • AKJ Books $5.17 2 $10.34
Marty Mcguire • AKJ Books $4.43 3 $13.29
A Handful of Beans • AKJ Books $16.27 2 $32.54
Amos and Boris William Steig • AKJ Books $13.31 2 $26.62
Amos Y Boris / Amos and Boris • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
CDC? William Steig, William Steig (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $11.84 2 $23.68

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