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Mrs. Peat from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Compete in Battle of the Books

My students need the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books titles to give them a chance to read and compete in the Battle of the Books competition.

  • $181 goal

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My Students

At the end of this school year, I want my students to be full of knowledge and have a continued thirst for more! I want them to feel that education is valuable and empowering! Hands on learning creates a yearning for more learning!

My students are an amazing group of children.

I am blessed to work in a school that has teachers that go above and beyond for their students. The majority of the students come from high poverty. Their low socioeconomic statuses do not deter their love for learning. These students are active, they are talented, and they do not always have access to technology and necessary materials.

My Project

I am asking for some of the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books titles so that my students will have access to the books they will need to read in order to compete in next year's Battle of the Books Competition. This will be our school's second year competing in the competition and getting our hands on these books will help our team have a great start. Students will read 20 or more of the 30 book titles and then will compete against other schools in their knowledge of the books at the Battle of the books competition.

This is a great way to bring the excitement of reading to students.

These book titles are from a wide range of reading levels as well as genres which is a great way to expose students to books they might not necessarily pick up on their own. I have seen first-hand how this competition helps students gain a love for reading and can't wait to see the excitement from next years team.

Mrs. Peat
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Orphan Train • Amazon Business $9.81 1 $9.81
Midnight Rider • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
No Talking • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Romeo and Juliet Code • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Mysterious Benedict Society • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Running Out of Time • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
The Story of Harriet Tubman: Conductor of the Underground Railroad (Dell Yearling Biography) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Crenshaw • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Slacker • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tuesdays at the Castle • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80

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