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Mrs. Duran-Chea from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Historical Figures Come Alive

My students need exciting biography books that will allow them to learn from historical and influential public figures who will inspire them to achieve greatness!

  • $333 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My lively 6th grade students this year are barrels of fun! They love to read, they are enthusiastic about math, they enjoy discussing new ideas with each other, and most importantly: (even in middle school) they are excited about learning!

Our small K-8 school has one class per grade, with two additional 7th grade special education classes.

We are a tight-knit bunch, since most of my students have been together since kindergarten. And although our school is located in a small corner of the Bronx, we make the best of being a part of such a wonderful city, where we can make every cultural institution available an extension of our classroom!

My Project

My students love to learn and read -- but biographies for kids tend to feel a little... boring. However, the "Who Was/Is...?" series presents information about various historical figures in such a fun-filled way! It really makes these men and women leap out of the page so that students want to keep on reading, they want to know more, they want to be inspired by these amazing people who lived long ago.. or better yet, those who are still around to keep accomplishing amazing feats!

Representation matters!

I would love for my students to have access to a vast array of biographies that will help them find someone they can relate to... a person just like them, who has made a huge difference in the world. I want my students to know, they too can make a difference!

Mrs. Duran-Chea
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Maya Angelou? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Sojourner Truth? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Frederick Douglass? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Gloria Steinem? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Princess Diana? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Who Was Helen Keller? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Are Venus and Serena Williams? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $5.27 1 $5.27
Who Was Galileo? • Amazon Business $5.21 1 $5.21
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.12 1 $5.12
Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $5.11 1 $5.11
Who Was Rosa Parks? • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Marie Curie? • Amazon Business $5.00 1 $5.00
Who Was Annie Oakley? • Amazon Business $4.92 1 $4.92
Who Was Jackie Robinson? • Amazon Business $4.84 1 $4.84
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was George Washington Carver? • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
Who Was Mother Teresa? • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.59 1 $4.59
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.35 1 $4.35
Who Was Nelson Mandela? • Amazon Business $4.31 1 $4.31
Who Was Isaac Newton? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Gandhi? • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Who Was Marie Antoinette? • Amazon Business $4.21 1 $4.21
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Jacqueline Kennedy? • Amazon Business $4.08 1 $4.08
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.77 1 $3.77
Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder? • Amazon Business $3.40 1 $3.40
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Who Was Charles Darwin? • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$248.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$282.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.82

Total project goal

$332.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$332.15

2 Donors

-$332.15

Donations toward project cost

-$282.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$49.82

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$0.00

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