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Mrs. Biggert from Palm Springs CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooking Striving Readers Through History

Help me give my students history books to entice them to read more and to learn valuable historical information.

  • 2 donors
  • $482 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school come from unique and diverse backgrounds. Together, they are an amazing group of individuals with various needs, interests, perspectives, talents, and struggles. Many of our students have limited book access, and ALL can benefit from more exposure to new, exciting, and engaging literature. We need books that students can read that are engaging, and inspire more reading. We need current literature that can be read aloud, creating a sense of community, in shared reading experiences. We need book variety that inspires a love of reading and creates reading inspiration and interest. With the current state of schooling, kids are beyond resilient. Creating libraries and opportunities to listen to stories, with book selections that interest all students, will change lives forever.

My Project

Many of my striving readers are in 5th grade and are very interested in history, but also love graphic novels and pictures in the informational text. These books will help students to love reading, and to learn history!

This collection of books features biographies of people they have expressed an interest in, graphic novels (perfect for striving readers, and always a first choice), and picture books about historical time periods and events.

Reading about the past helps our readers to learn about people to emulate, and admire, to question, and to seek answers. Reading begets more reading and questioning, which is what we want for our students.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 900 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Because Claudette • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Fearless Heart: An Illustrated Biography of Surya Bonaly • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Martin & Anne: The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Hedy's Journey: The True Story of a Hungarian Girl Fleeing the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Seeking Freedom: The Untold Story of Fortress Monroe and the Ending of Slavery in America • Amazon Business $15.80 1 $15.80
Survivors of the Holocaust: (A Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
World War II (DK Eyewitness) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
We Wait for the Sun • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Teachers March!: How Selma's Teachers Changed History • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
Fly, Girl, Fly!: Shaesta Waiz Soars around the World • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Martin Luther King Jr.: (Children’s Biography Book, Kids Book, Ages 5 to 10, Historical Black Leader, Civil Rights) (Inspired Inner Genius) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Bruce Lee: (Children's Biography Book, Kids Books, Age 5 10, Jeet Kune Do) (Inspired Inner Genius) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Anne Frank: (Children's Biography Book, Kids Books, Age 5 10, Historical Women in the Holocaust) (Inspired Inner Genius) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Kobe Bryant (Inspired Inner Genius) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Historic Battles from World War II for Kids: 15 Battles from Europe and the Pacific • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Anne Frank: Witness to History! (Show Me History!) • Amazon Business $11.51 1 $11.51
Frida Kahlo: The Revolutionary Painter! (Show Me History!) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr (Color and Learn): An Illustrated History Coloring Book For Everyone! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Just a Drop of Water • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Helen Keller: Inspiration to Everyone! (Show Me History!) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The History of Pearl Harbor: A World War II Book for New Readers (The History Of: A Biography Series for New Readers) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Osnat and Her Dove: The True Story of the World's First Female Rabbi • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$343.13

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$31.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$409.68

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.30

Total project goal

$481.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$481.98

1 Donor

-$215.63

Donations toward project cost

-$204.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.78

match offer

-$240.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$204.83

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.15

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$25.37

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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