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Ms. Fallon from Brockton MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspirational Stories for Students

Help me give my students biography picture books that will inspire them to change their world.

  • $190 goal

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My Students

My students are from a large, urban community that is made up of various ethnicities from all over the world. We are a Title I school, and we educate a large population of English Language Leaners (ELs) as well as students who live below the poverty line. Free breakfast and lunch are available to every student in our building each day, as well as a free fruit/vegetable snack a few days of the week.

My students love to learn!

The students in my class are clever and caring young people with bright futures ahead of them!

My Project

With a classroom theme of superheroes, I would like the opportunity to teach my students about how every day, regular people became superheroes to their communities. By adding these picture book biographies to my collection of read alouds, and then to my classroom library, I will be able to introduce my students to famous people who used their gifts and talents to make the world a better place.

The books selected for this project incorporate a number of men and women, from various ethnic backgrounds, whose talents range from science, to sports, to civil rights and beyond.

I hope that these stories will help inspire my learners to change our world with their own gifts and talents.

Ms. Fallon
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $13.13 1 $13.13
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $11.27 1 $11.27
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Secret Engineer: How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Teammates • Amazon Business $6.60 1 $6.60
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • Amazon Business $6.25 1 $6.25

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