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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.

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." 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 I also hope to replace several old and outdated books in my existing biography tubs.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!

I teach at an NAESP-member school. Reference ID: NAESP

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5

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Elizabeth Warren: Nevertheless, She Persisted • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
First Generation: 36 Trailblazing Immigrants and Refugees Who Make America Great • Amazon Business $18.03 1 $18.03
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Someday Is Now: Clara Luper and the 1958 Oklahoma City Sit-ins • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Grandma Gatewood Hikes the Appalachian Trail • Amazon Business $17.08 1 $17.08
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Me . . . Jane • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Blue Sky White Stars • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
My Journey to the Stars • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books • Amazon Business $13.08 1 $13.08
Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles • Amazon Business $12.90 1 $12.90
Miss Paul and the President: The Creative Campaign for Women's Right to Vote • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
John Ronald's Dragons: The Story of J. R. R. Tolkien • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
I Could Do That!: Esther Morris Gets Women the Vote (Melanie Kroupa Books) • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.08 1 $10.08
Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Catching the Moon: The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The House That Jane Built: A Story About Jane Addams • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Fantastically Great Women Who Made History • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
Coretta Scott • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Lin-Manuel Miranda (You Should Meet) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
A Girl Named Helen: The True Story of Helen Keller (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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