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Ms. V. from Minneapolis MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Students Read Their World!

Help me give my students access to learning about these great people and places! I want my students to read about Malala Yousafzai, Maya Angelou, Che Guevara, Sacagawea, Machu Picchu and the Amazon in books at their level!

  • $388 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My international high school serves immigrant and refugee students from all over the world who have recently arrived in the United States. My students are from Somalia, Ethiopia, Oromia, Mexico, Ecuador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Beyond adjusting to life in a new country with a culture different from their own, they enter our school facing the challenge of learning high school content in a new language while simultaneously learning that language.

Many of our students did not have the opportunity for education in their home country and lack literacy skills in their first language.

They come as eager learners, yet face many barriers to their learning that students who have grown up in a U.S. school system do not face.

My Project

I will be teaching recent immigrant high school students in an intentional reading class that seeks to provide explicit instruction around the skills each individual student needs at their own reading level. I need a multitude of books that students are interested in reading in order to build their skills and stamina. These students will be the future of Minnesota and I want to ensure they are competent in their basic reading skills to ensure they are ready to move beyond high school to further study in college and/or their careers.

Not only am I interested in improving their reading skills, but also in supporting their critical thinking skills in order to engage in society in competent and meaningful ways.

Ms. V.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where Is the Kremlin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Michael Jackson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Area 51? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Che Guevara? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the World Cup? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Machu Picchu? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Are the Great Pyramids? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was King Tut? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Blackbeard? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Milton Hershey? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Stan Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Bruce Lee? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
What Is the Statue of Liberty? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.68 1 $5.68
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

Materials cost

$294.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$329.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.11

Total project goal

$387.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$387.38

3 Donors

-$387.38

Donations toward project cost

-$329.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.11

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$0.00

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