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Mrs. Hinthorn from Bonners Ferry ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making History No Longer a Mystery

Help me give my students the books they need to explore their interests in learning about the Holocaust.

  • $496 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students need books to complete their independent reading goals. I have moved to a new grade level, so I need to update my classroom library to meet their growing needs.

For many students in our middle school, books are their ticket to explore new worlds.

These are amazing kids, but many of them don't get the chance to go outside our rural boundaries. Reading is one way to help expose them to possibilies beyond, and to open their minds to new ideas and adventures.

In grades 6 to 8, we intentionally expose students to a wide variety of genres. The staff has worked hard create an independent reading program that prepares them for high school and beyond. When students come with excitement about the book they are reading, that is a wonderful gift!

Our middle school is home to approximately 350 bright and talented students. We are a rural school in northern Idaho, and the nearest four-year college is over two hours away.

My Project

I have moved to a new grade level, so my classroom books need to be updated. We require a variety of genres and independent reading texts throughout middle school. Moving to 8th grade requires many changes, including changing the books in my classroom library.

There is nothing like the excitement on a student's face when they find a book they absolutely love!

I have created a Holocaust unit, and the kids have more questions than I have answers. To support this unit, they are asked to read both fiction and non-fiction books about the Holocaust. Then they use these resources to complete an essay.

This is the first year doing this unit, and I can't keep the books on my shelves. Even after they read the required ones, they are asking for more. I am requesting more copies of the "favorites" so they continue to have access to these amazing books!

Mrs. Hinthorn
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas • AKJ Education $6.99 20 $139.80
The Boy on the Wooden Box How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List • AKJ Education $7.29 6 $43.74
Kristallnacht • AKJ Education $6.53 5 $32.65
Four Perfect Pebbles • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
Hitler and Kristallnacht • AKJ Education $5.69 3 $17.07
We Are Witnesses Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" • AKJ Education $7.26 2 $14.52
Tell Them We Remember The Story of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Uprooted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Holocaust • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
Parallel Journeys • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Jars of Hope How One Woman Helped Save 2,500 Children During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
If I Should Die Before I Wake • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

Materials cost

$363.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.30

Total project goal

$495.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$495.35

3 Donors

-$43.23

Donations toward project cost

-$42.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.45

match offer

-$445.02

Match offer toward project cost

-$378.27

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$7.10

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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