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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

History, HERStory, Make It Their Story! (Part III)

My students need biographies of inspirational men and women to add to our classroom library.

  • $429 goal

This project expired on August 1, 2018.

This project expired on August 1, 2018.

My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Sixty-one percent of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

The biography section of our classroom library needs a major makeover! I want to provide my students with more diverse people to read about!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting several books to add to our classroom library. I have requested many, many biographies about inspirational men and women (both historical and current). My students love to read biographies, and I need a greater variety of this genre to keep their interest! It is my hope to build up enough biographies about inspirational women and African Americans to create separate tubs in my library for these topics. I also hope to replace several old and outdated books in my existing biography tubs.

Readers of all ages can find much to consider, relate to, and celebrate when they read stories of people or events who’ve had an impact on our lives and culture.

I hope that having access to these books provides my students with the ability to learn more about people different than themselves. In doing so, they will become more tolerant and accepting of others. Thank you for helping me provide this inspiration for my students!

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote (Melanie Kroupa Books) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Kid Presidents: True Tales of Childhood from America's Presidents (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.12 1 $9.12
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El Rey del Futbol • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Maurice Sendak: King of the Wild Things (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Revolutionary Composer (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Alexander Hamilton: American Hero (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Barack Obama: Groundbreaking President (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Steve Jobs (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pope Francis: A Life of Love and Giving (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Paul Revere: American Freedom Fighter (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Thomas Jefferson (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Benjamin Franklin (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Neil Armstrong (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Abraham Lincoln (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
George Washington Carver (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
George Washington (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Franklin D. Roosevelt: American Hero (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Walt Disney (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader and American Hero (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
President Donald Trump (Rookie Biographies (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Christopher Columbus (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Cesar Chavez: Champion for Civil Rights (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.65 1 $5.65
Jackie Robinson (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.63 1 $5.63
Henry Ford: Automotive Innovator (Rookie Biographies) • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Baseball's Best: Five True Stories (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Basketball's Greatest Players (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
Baseball's Greatest Hitters: From Ty Cobb to Miguel Cabrera (Step into Reading) • Amazon Business $3.74 1 $3.74
The Great American Story of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the Peanuts Gang! (History of Fun Stuff) • Amazon Business $3.19 1 $3.19

Materials cost

$329.47

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.31

Total project goal

$428.72

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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