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Mrs. Donnelly from Cincinnati OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mock Newbery Award Book Club

My students need engaging, relevant, and diverse books in the classroom.

  • $591 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach sixth-grade in an elementary school building which can be tough considering sixth-graders are really middle school students!

Even though most of them have gone to this school since they were in kindergarten, all of my students do an awesome job of showing kindness to new students and making sure everyone feels welcome and a part of our school community.

The books in our classroom need to represent the diverse backgrounds of our school community. We need to celebrate our diversity!

My Project

Every summer I scour garage sales and Half-Price Books to fill my classroom library shelves with a variety of books for my students. Unfortunately, many of the books in my classroom were published over ten years ago. My students deserve to read books that have characters from diverse backgrounds, characters that look like them; i.e. like Nisha, from India, in "The Night Diary".

I want to begin a Mock Newbery Book Club in my classroom.

Students will read books that are up for consideration for the Newbery Medal and predict which book title they believe will win the award for 2019. I have also included the Newbery Medal winner for 2018, "Hello Universe", for students to compare with their selection.

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This project will reach 67 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 3 $35.67
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $11.55 3 $34.65
Front Desk • Amazon Business $11.16 3 $33.48
The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle • Amazon Business $11.16 3 $33.48
The Journey of Little Charlie • Amazon Business $11.16 3 $33.48
Bob • Amazon Business $11.00 3 $33.00
You Go First • Amazon Business $10.32 3 $30.96
The Book of Boy • Amazon Business $10.10 3 $30.30
Just Like Jackie • Amazon Business $9.44 3 $28.32
The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
Amal Unbound • Amazon Business $12.32 2 $24.64
The Night Diary • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78

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