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Mrs. Tovarnak from Campbell OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Interactive Read Aloud!

My students need a classroom library of rich literature! Help me build this library!

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I work with 6th grade students in Campbell, Ohio. We are known as the ‘Melting Pot’ of the Mahoning Valley and it is reflected in the diversity of my students! Our cultural differences are celebrated and embraced.

Although their cultures are different, there is one thing they have in common: they love a good story!

Even 6th graders, believe it or not, love to sit around me as I read them stories rich in culture and life lessons.

My Project

There is nothing more fulfilling as a teacher than to see your students moved by a great book! Whether they shed a tear, or make a realization about themselves…. Books can really touch the soul!

My goal is to open doors in my kiddos that they never realized were there.

With these new books, I am hoping to create a spark in my kids that will ignite a lifelong love of literature one book at a time!

Authors like Polacco, Bunting and Woodson have a way of making people look at life through a different lens. They can make you laugh, cry and have moments of clarity that you might not expect from a picture book.

Mrs. Tovarnak
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Rotten Richie and the Ultimate Dare • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Zathura • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Bully • Amazon Business $14.53 1 $14.53
The Lemonade Club • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Other Side • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Talking Eggs • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Yellow Star, the: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark • Amazon Business $14.20 1 $14.20
Mr. Lincoln's Way • Amazon Business $14.18 1 $14.18
Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $13.92 1 $13.92
The Wretched Stone • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
Holes in the Sky • Amazon Business $13.82 1 $13.82
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems • Amazon Business $13.12 1 $13.12
An A From Miss Keller • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
The Sweetest Fig • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Ish • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
The Dot • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Each Kindness (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $9.14 1 $9.14
The Butterfly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Rough-Face Girl • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Bee Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Fly Away Home • Amazon Business $7.88 1 $7.88
The Wednesday Surprise • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Train to Somewhere • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56
Freedom Summer • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
When Lightning Comes in a Jar • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Baseball in April and Other Stories • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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