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Mr. Goodin from Porterville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

For the Love of Reading

Help me give my students the chance to read these books and fall in LOVE with READING.

  • $533 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have thirty-two amazing students. They love Minecraft, coding, robotics, and their iPads. They amaze me every day with their technical abilities. Greenscreening, LEGO stop motion movies or Garageband, it doesn't matter, my students are always up for a new challenge. We are surrounded by agriculture and my students want more than that.

"If you build it, they will come." (Field of Dreams).

That is what I am trying to do for my students. I have never met a group of children who are more accepting of the differences of others and it is truly amazing to spend my days learning with them. They come to school every day excited to learn, explore, and create the content being taught in my classroom. My classroom is about building skills to get included. Coding and robotics are part of the future and present. I want to give them a chance at both. They deserve it and they want it.

My Project

My students need a classroom library filled with children's books of different interests and levels. I read daily to my students, but they need books they can handle and choose for themselves.

I envision the children browsing through the books, finding books they are interested in, and getting excited as they read the words and pictures.

I already have some tubs and bookshelves, but what I need are more books of specific interests. I want to have tubs of books about cultures, traditions, families, weather, and much more. I want the children to take ownership of their learning and search out topics they will be motivated to read. I want to instill a love of books and a love of learning!

Thank you for helping us create a classroom library!

Mr. Goodin
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 32 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoiris • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
It's Getting Hot in Here: The Past, Present, and Future of Climate Change • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Melissa Parkington's Beautiful, Beautiful Hair • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Home, and Other Big, Fat Lies • Amazon Business $14.85 1 $14.85
I Am Farmer: Growing an Environmental Movement in Cameroon • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66
I Remember: Poems and Pictures of Heritage • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Familyx92s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Riding a Donkey Backwards: Wise and Foolish Tales of Mulla Nasruddin • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Rivers of Sunlight: How the Sun Moves Water Around the Earth • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Finding Lincoln • Amazon Business $13.77 1 $13.77
Over and Under the Pond: (Environment and Ecology Books for Kids, Nature Books, Children's Oceanography Books, Animal Books for Kids) • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Viva Frida (Morales, Yuyi) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belprxe9 • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Waiting for the Biblioburro • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.77 1 $12.77
Carter Reads the Newspaper • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Freedom in Congo Square (Charlotte Zolotow Award) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Juna's Jar • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Hiromi's Hands • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Our Library • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Betty Before X • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Katie Saves the Earth (Katie Woo) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95

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