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Ms. McConnell from Kansas City MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Library Nonfiction Project

Help me give my students an updated, exciting nonfiction collection. We need culturally diverse, bilingual books in sience, social studies, and geography.

  • $523 goal

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My Students

The students at school are hard working, creative and lots of fun to be around. They continue to amaze me every day with their resilience and positivity.

Over 90% of the students here are learning English as their second language.

A lot of the students have overcome great obstacles such as poverty, trauma, and problems associated with migration. Many of them are second or third generation from Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador or other Spanish speaking countries.

Students work hard to create a welcoming, safe and accepting environment for everyone at Guadalupe. We want to honor their background while encouraging a love of learning and books.

This is their first year to have a library and have the ability to check out books. They are so excited. They love coming in to read and do other activities.

My Project

We a looking for donations to update our nonfiction library collection to suit the growing needs of the student population it serves. Almost all of our nonfiction titles are outdated and contain science/history information that is no longer relevant or accurate. We have recently done some weeding of these older books and are currently trying to replace them with eye-catching, up to date titles that explore exciting nonfiction topics in Science, History, Social Studies, and Geography.

Our school does not have the funding for designated Social Studies, History, or Geography classes so our goal is to provide our kids with a library that has access to resources on these subjects with close attention to the diverse backgrounds of our students.

Many of the kids who attend our school, being Latinx or other POC, need a collection that represents their cultures in a positive light which provides educational resources that explore historical figures, countries, and histories they can see themselves in! We hope to create an in depth library curriculum that surveys nonfiction research to help foster lifelong learners with a curiosity in both the STEM and Social Sciences.

Ms. McConnell
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 500 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: the Story of Dr. Temple Gr • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
America • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Our 50 States Our 50 States • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
We the People • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
If You Lived Here • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Pop! • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Children's Illustrated Atlas • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Living Sunlight • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Island • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
I Fall Down • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
So You Want to Be President? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Worst of Friends Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Water Can Be . . . • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Are Trees Alive? • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
N Is For Our Nation's Capital • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
How to Make a Planet • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
First Space Encyclopedia • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
I Face the Wind • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Grace Hopper • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Tornado! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Follow That Map! A First Look at Mapping Skills • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Momias De Egipto / Mummies Made in Egypt • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Rose's Garden • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Julia (Spanish Edition) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
El tiempo (Weather) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Ojos de animales (Animal Eyes) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Cosas con alas (Things With Wings) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lugares del mundo (Places Around The World) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Niños alrededor del mundo (Kids Around The World) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
La vida marina (Sea Life) • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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