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Mr. Barrilleaux from High Point NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Join the Battle: The Battle of the Books

Help me give my students everything they need to compete in the annual North Carolina Battle of the Books.

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My Students

I teach at a very diverse elementary school within North Carolina. At my school, we pride ourselves on how much we are able to learn from each other, viewing our differences as a bridge to new knowledge rather than a barrier. As the Library Media Specialist at my school, I see all of our students at least once a week for classes. I am consistently impressed with both their eagerness to learn new concepts and their ability to inspire me to reflect on my own notions and practices.

Our students embody the principles of scholarship and determination, striving to overcome adversity while continually seeking to improve themselves academically.

With the proper materials and support, there is no limit to what they can achieve.

My Project

Every year, the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) hosts the Battle of the Books (EBOB), an event that promotes reading and encourages both teamwork and sportsmanship. Prior to the competition, students acquire an in-depth knowledge of 15 books selected by the NCSLMA. Each team in the district then meets in March to pit their knowledge of the books against other schools in a quiz-bowl style contest. This past year our school participated in the competition for the first time, an experience that had a profound, positive affect on both the students directly involved and the school in general.

During the practice sessions leading up to the competition, the one consistent limiting factor was the fact that we did not have ready access to enough copies of each EBOB book.

While the students studied extremely hard and performed very well in the competition, they could have done so much more with adequate supplies. This project will provide the team with three copies of each EBOB book.

For the 2018/2019 competition I hope to be able to provide my students with the means to fully exercise their abilities. Following the competition, the books will be available to all of our students via the Media Center.

Mr. Barrilleaux
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Blood on the River: James Town, 1607 • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Found (The Missing, Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 3 $23.97
Ban This Book: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.83 3 $23.49
The Old Willis Place • Amazon Business $7.73 3 $23.19
The Fourteenth Goldfish • Amazon Business $7.05 3 $21.15
How to Steal a Dog: A Novel • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Ruby Holler • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Runaway Twin • Amazon Business $6.82 3 $20.46
A Snicker of Magic (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.71 3 $20.13
Rain Reign • Amazon Business $6.60 3 $19.80
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World • Amazon Business $6.48 3 $19.44
Becoming Naomi León (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
Save Me a Seat (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.00 3 $18.00
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) • Amazon Business $4.99 3 $14.97

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