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Mr. Muniz from Rockford IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Jane Addams Children's Books Awards

My students need the high-quality literature promote by the Jane Addams Peace Association.

  • $468 goal

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My Students

My students represent my city. They are diverse in race, economic status, family makeup, and learning style. This diversity makes my classroom a rich environment for learning--not just for math, geometry, and language but also for empathy, compassion, cooperation, and tolerance.

I teach at a public Montessori program in an urban setting with a free-and-reduced-lunch population of 41%; we are a Title 1 school.

We are an alternative program in our city's public school district, and students are enrolled through a lottery program.

My students need rich reading material that brings voices from around the world to our classroom.

My Project

Each year the Jane Addams Peace Association presents awards to children's books that promote the cause of peace, social justice, world community, and equality. The awards have been presented annually since 1953. For the past several years, I have had the opportunity to read each year's nominated books, and provide input to the judging committee. These books are added to my class library every year and provide rich reading material for my students. The subjects of the books go hand in hand with Montessori philosophy of my school and provide much food for thought for the development of the children in my class. These children often are in great need of high quality literature, as well as the life lessons promoted by the Jane Addams Peace Association. My project would provide these books for my classroom.

Mr. Muniz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday and the Power of a Protest Song • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Stormy Seas: Stories of Young Boat Refugees • Amazon Business $17.46 1 $17.46
Mama Africa!: How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope with Her Song • Amazon Business $14.63 1 $14.63
Ahimsa • Amazon Business $14.56 1 $14.56
Where Will I Live? • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
You Hold Me Up • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice) • Amazon Business $13.85 1 $13.85
Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Still a Family: A Story about Homelessness • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
The One Day House • Amazon Business $13.35 1 $13.35
A Time to Act: John F. Kennedy's Big Speech • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Martí's Song for Freedom / Martí y sus versos por la libertad (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Before She was Harriet • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Dangerous Jane • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
Auma's Long Run • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Wishtree • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Frederick Douglass: The Lion Who Wrote History • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
It All Comes Down to This • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Draw the Line • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
Yo Soy Muslim: A Father's Letter to His Daughter • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
The Enemy: Detroit, 1954 • Amazon Business $10.36 1 $10.36
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. vs. Inequality • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
Sparkle Boy • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02
Midnight Without a Moon • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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