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Ms. Westerberg, Librarian from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just the Facts! Nonfiction Books for the School Library

Help me give my students tons of new nonfiction titles to add to our school library. My students are inquisitive and love to learn!

  • $885 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 650+ students live and study in the Hermosa neighborhood, whose Spanish translation is "beautiful." It's a working-class neighborhood on the northwest side of our city.

I'm lucky enough to be their librarian, meaning I know each and every student in our school.

Our community has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, which makes the inequities my students face even greater. My students typically have very little in terms of possessions, yet they deserve so much.

My Project

I have just under 700 students who (during more normal times) visit our library once per week to learn information literacy skills, develop their love of reading, learn STEM skills and checkout books! My students are always so excited to bring home a new book, no matter their grade level. I'm requesting a number of nonfiction titles to add to our school library. With new shelving that expanded our nonfiction section, we finally have room to add new books to our collection!

My inquisitive readers love learning about a variety of topics, and I'd love to provide books to expand their knowledge!

As I was browsing Amazon last night, I came across a number of nonfiction titles from the publisher ABDO written by Grace Hansen. We already have a number of ABDO books in our library. The covers of ABDO books are visually appealing and the books I've selected are great resources for students in kindergarten through fourth grade.

My students would love to learn about past presidents like Barack Obama, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. They'd also be interested in learning more about some animals we don't have many books on in our library, such as pangolin, arctic hare, water buffalo, emu, mosquitos and jelly fish. My wanderlusters will enjoy learning about Yosemite and Grand Teton National Park. And, my nonfiction fanatics will be interested in learning about farts (yes, farts), haunted houses, fossils and how to make root beer.

My students and I appreciate your support!

Ms. Westerberg, Librarian
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Joe Biden (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $28.46 1 $28.46
Farts (Beginning Science: Gross Body Functions) • Amazon Business $24.68 1 $24.68
Water Buffalo (Asian Animals (Ak)) • Amazon Business $19.21 1 $19.21
Becoming a Mosquito (Changing Animals) • Amazon Business $18.27 1 $18.27
Fósiles (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Pangolin (Asian Animals (Ak)) • Amazon Business $14.83 1 $14.83
Neil Armstrong: Astronaut & First Human to Walk on the Moon (History Maker Biographies (Abdo Kids Jumbo)) • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Yosemite National Park (National Parks (Abdo Kids Jumbo)) • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Haunted Houses (Amusement Park Rides) • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
John F. Kennedy (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
How Is Root Beer Made? (How Is It Made?) • Amazon Business $12.51 1 $12.51
¡Curiosidades científicas increíbles! (Ver para creer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
Emu (Australian Animals (Ak)) • Amazon Business $10.93 1 $10.93
Giraffes (Super Species) • Amazon Business $10.85 1 $10.85
El Sistema Óseo (Skeletal System) (La Ciencia Básica: El Cuerpo Humano (Beginning Science: Body Systems)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Caballo Mustang (Mustang Horses) (Caballos (Horses)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
Chimpanzees (Animal Friends) • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Heat (Beginning Science) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
Whales (Ocean Life) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jackie Robinson: Leyenda del béisbol (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Soil (Geology Rocks!) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Dolphins (Ocean Life) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Malala Yousafzai: Education Activist (History Maker Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Minerales (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
George Washington (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Barack Obama (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ballenas (La vida en el océano) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Hormigas (Insectos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Barack Obama (Biografías de los presidentes de los Estados Unidos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Piedras preciosas (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Martin Luther King Jr.: Líder de los derechos humanos (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Walt Disney: Animator & Founder (History Maker Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Animal Facts to Make You Smile! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Minerals (Geology Rocks!) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Machines to Thrill You! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Tortugas (Reptiles) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Rocas (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Chameleons (Reptiles) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Rocks (Geology Rocks!) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
World Records to Wow You! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Snakes (Reptiles) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Malala Yousafzai: Activista por la educación (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jellyfish (Ocean Life) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
El viento (El clima) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Bill Clinton (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Walt Disney: Animador y fundador (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader (History Maker Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Alligators (Reptiles) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
George Washington (Biografías de los presidentes de los Estados Unidos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Jane Goodall: Activista y experta en chimpancés (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Clouds (Weather) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Peces tropicales (La vida en el océano) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Mariposas (Insectos) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Biomas Marinos (Marine Biome) (Spanish Version) (Biomas (Biomes)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.87 1 $7.87
Parque Nacional Grand Teton (Grand Teton National Park) (Parques Nacionales (National Parks)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Mosquitos (Insects) • Amazon Business $7.78 1 $7.78
Stan Lee: Escritor de Cómics Y Creador de Spider-Man (Stan Lee: Comic Book Writer & Creator of Spider-Man) (Biografías: Personas Que Han Hecho Historia (History Maker B) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Franklin D. Roosevelt (United States President Biographies) • Amazon Business $7.58 1 $7.58
Pastizales (Grassland Biome) (Spanish Version) (Biomas (Biomes)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
El Sistema Nervioso (Nervous System) (La Ciencia Básica: El Cuerpo Humano (Beginning Science: Body Systems)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.36 1 $7.36
Medusas (La vida en el océano) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Weird Animals to Shock You! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $7.04 1 $7.04
Ranas Goliat (Goliath Frogs) (Especies Extraordinarias (Super Species)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
¡Curiosidades graciosas de los animales! (Ver para creer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
World Records to Wow You! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Science Facts to Surprise You! (Seeing is Believing) • Amazon Business $6.62 1 $6.62
Menas (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Papa Francisco: Líder religioso (Biografías: Personas que han hecho historia) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
¡Animales extraordinarios! (Ver para creer) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.54 1 $6.54
Wildebeest Migration (Animal Migration) • Amazon Business $6.22 1 $6.22
Vehículos Militares Con Ruedas (Military Wheeled Vehicles ) (Spanish Version) (Vehículos Y Aeronaves Militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $6.05 1 $6.05
Delfines (La vida en el océano) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Tierra (¡Súper geología!) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.84 1 $5.84
Becoming a Fly (Changing Animals) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Chloe Kim (Biografías de Deportistas Olímpicos (Olympic Biographies)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.51 1 $5.51
Tiovivos (Carousels) (el Parque de Atracciones (Amusement Park Rides)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Tanques de Combate (Military Tracked Vehicles) (Spanish Version) (Vehículos Y Aeronaves Militares (Military Aircraft & Vehicles)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Biomas Acuáticos (Freshwater Biome) (Spanish Version) (Biomas (Biomes)) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.31 1 $5.31
Simone Biles (Olympic Biographies) • Amazon Business $3.91 1 $3.91

Materials cost

$707.31

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$751.91

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$132.69

Total project goal

$884.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$884.60

1 Donor

-$589.73

Donations toward project cost

-$501.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$88.46

match offer

-$294.87

Match offer toward project cost

-$250.64

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.23

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$0.00

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