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Ms. Lissak from Renton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspirational Non-Fiction Texts for Middle Schoolers

Help me give my students challenging, yet inspiring non-fiction texts to read for book clubs!

  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Spunky, inquisitive, and caring; my students are full of energy and enthusiasm. They speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Chinese, and Tagalog. Some live in big houses on the shores of Lake Washington, while others move from cramped apartments to hotels every other month. My students span cultures, economic status, race, and ability, but in my classroom we are one community. We abide by Ms. L's golden rule: be kind. And they are! They are the kindest tiny teens I've ever met. They sincerely ask how I'm doing and are sensitive to the ups and downs of each others lives. These kids deserve all I can give them.

My Project

Our non-fiction unit is lacking texts that will engage, inspire, and challenge our students. We want to be able to offer them materials that are relevant for and representative of our students. 'Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance' and 'A Queer History of the United States for Young People' will motivate a diverse range of readers. By offering current, contemporary texts, we hope to energize student discussion and writing on topics they are passionate about.

Students often perceive non-fiction texts as "boring" or not relatable.

These texts can prove students wrong and get them excited to learn more about our world!

Ms. Lissak
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Queer History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People) • Amazon Business $12.94 12 $155.28
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance • Amazon Business $8.18 12 $98.16

Materials cost

$253.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.18

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.60

Total project goal

$364.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.02

6 Donors

-$296.52

Donations toward project cost

-$252.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.47

match offer

-$67.50

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.38

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.12

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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