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Mrs. Gottschall from Plattsburgh NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Little People, Big Dreams- Character Strengths in Action

Help me give my students access to the inspiring lives of some of the world's greatest influencers with some new books.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are sweet, kind, curious lovers of non-fiction. They enjoy discovering and learning about people and places. Many of my students come to school facing a variety of challenges.

Stories about influential people in our world who have overcome adversity are invaluable for my kiddos.

When the going gets tough for my students, drawing on the experiences of others can act as a road map on how to perservere.

I want our library to be the hub of literacy, curiosity and fun- a sort of magical place where students are free to read, wonder and dream about all they can be.

My Project

The Little People, Big Dreams series consists of biographies of some of the world's greatest thinkers, performers, athletes and creative artists. My students really enjoy non-fiction but our biography collection is a bit outdated and not appropriate for our youngest students. The Little People, Big Dreams series has eye-catching illustrations and are written for at a reading level appropriate for the elementary school audience.

When the going gets tough for my students, drawing on the experiences of others can act as a road map on how to persevere.

These books will become part of the library collection which all of my students will have access to and get enjoyment from. In addition to the pleasure of reading about these inspiring people, students in the upper grades will also be using the books in this series to complete mini research projects highlighting the character strengths of optimism, gratitude, grit, self control, social intelligence, zest and curiosity.

Mrs. Gottschall
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Little People, Big Dreams Series 1 & 2: 10 Books Collection Set (Amelia Earhart,Coco Chanel,Frida Kahlo,Marie Curie,Maya Angelou,Rosa Parks,Emmeline Pankhurst,Ella Fitzgerald,Audrey Hepburn,Ada Love • Amazon Business $64.99 1 $64.99
Little people, big dreams series 1 : 5 books collection bundle set ( Maya Angelou ,Marie Curie,Frida Kahlo,Coco Chanel,Amelia Earhart) • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Muhammad Ali (Little People, BIG DREAMS (26)) • Amazon Business $9.69 2 $19.38
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Little People, BIG DREAMS (41)) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Greta Thunberg (Little People, BIG DREAMS (40)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Alan Turing (Little People, BIG DREAMS (38)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Bob Dylan (Little People, BIG DREAMS (37)) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
David Bowie (Little People, BIG DREAMS (30)) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Zaha Hadid (Little People, BIG DREAMS (31)) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Simone de Beauvoir (Little People, BIG DREAMS (23)) • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
Mary Shelley (Little People, BIG DREAMS (32)) • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Astrid Lindgren (Little People, BIG DREAMS (35)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
David Attenborough (Little People, BIG DREAMS (34)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Vivienne Westwood (Little People, BIG DREAMS (24)) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Mahatma Gandhi (Little People, BIG DREAMS (25)) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Bruce Lee (Little People, BIG DREAMS (29)) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Martin Luther King, Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS (33)) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
L. M. Montgomery (Little People, BIG DREAMS (22)) • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Mother Teresa (Little People, BIG DREAMS (18)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Wilma Rudolph (Little People, BIG DREAMS (27)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Stephen Hawking (Little People, BIG DREAMS (27)) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rosa Parks (Little People, BIG DREAMS (9)) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Harriet Tubman (Little People, BIG DREAMS (13)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Anne Frank (Little People, BIG DREAMS (15)) • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Jane Austen (Little People, BIG DREAMS (12)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Emmeline Pankhurst (Little People, BIG DREAMS (8)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Dolly Parton (Little People, BIG DREAMS (28)) • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Ella Fitzgerald (Little People, BIG DREAMS (11)) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Audrey Hepburn (Little People, BIG DREAMS (7)) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Jane Goodall (Little People, BIG DREAMS (21)) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Amelia Earhart (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Marie Curie (Little People, BIG DREAMS (6)) • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Maya Angelou (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Josephine Baker (Little People, BIG DREAMS (16)) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

Materials cost

$469.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.05

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$506.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.47

Total project goal

$596.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.46

4 Donors

-$296.46

Donations toward project cost

-$254.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.47

match offer

-$296.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$252.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.47

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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