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Mrs. Champagne from Reno NV is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring the Next Generation to Succeed

My students need books about women and minorities in science and history to inspire them to succeed!

  • $406 goal

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My Students

My 3rd grade students are enthusiastic and energetic! They have compassion, kindness and integrity. My students come from all walks of life and from different socioeconomic levels. Although they all have different experiences, they need to learn that these differences do not control their futures.

I want my students to see that every single one of them can be successful in life.

The vast majority of the books in my school discuss white, male historical figures. I need more books about strong women and minorities in history to show these great students that anybody can be a role model and race and gender roles cannot define them.

My Project

My classroom needs resources that show strong non-traditional role models. Currently, most of my books show successful and strong men. I want the students in my class to see that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Our true potential is not controlled by our race or our gender.

I need literature to show that strong role models and successful leaders can come from every walk of life.

The books I have chosen are about inspiring leaders and are from the Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People which is supported by the National Counsel for Social Studies. They showcase success from many different eras of history and areas of science.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The First Step: How One Girl Put Segregation on Trial (Carter G Woodson Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Doing Her Bit: A Story About the Woman's Land Army of America • Amazon Business $16.10 1 $16.10
She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of a Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • Amazon Business $14.35 1 $14.35
The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.08 1 $14.08
Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More (Women of Action) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service (Carter G Woodson Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
To the Stars!: The First American Woman to Walk in Space • Amazon Business $13.93 1 $13.93
Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, a Kitten, and 10,000 Miles • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Elizabeth Started All the Trouble • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.24 1 $12.24
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Marvelous Cornelius: Hurricane Katrina and the Spirit of New Orleans • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Jars of Hope: How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65

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