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

Modern Books of US History

Help me give my students books for our library that will connect to their Social Studies units. We are growing our historical fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel sections to support and expand their understanding of history.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Previous to middle school, most of our students have little experience with a library system and we are changing their perspective on our Literacy Room/Little Library. Our students have not had similar opportunities, activities, or experiences that many elementary students get to experience in library programming. We would like to change that in their middle school years!

Our students deserve a diverse series of historical fiction books and books to support Social Studies curricula.

Our school has started to grow a little library in our literacy classroom. We would like to encourage more readership in our 'library' by connecting their history lessons with graphic novels, non-fiction, and historical fiction books. Many of the books selected support the curricula for our 6-8th grade Social Studies units.

My Project

The graphic novels will be helpful for our students that need a visual story to connect to their Social Studies lessons. The non-fiction books will be utilized for extension activities and project-based activities, where students dig in deeper to learn a piece of our history.

Our little library is in need of a focus on history!

I am very excited to expand our Non-Fiction and Historical Fiction sections in our little library. Students continually ask for books about people from Social Studies classes. This project will help the range of curiosity in our school to support Social Studies and literacy.

Mrs. Shaver
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Donner Dinner Party • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $11.56 1 $11.56
Alamo All-Stars (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #6) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: Big Bad Ironclad! • Amazon Business $9.70 1 $9.70
Treaties, Trenches, Mud, and Blood (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #4): A World War I Tale • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Guts & Glory: The American Civil War • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Age of Exploration: Totally Getting Lost (Epic Fails #4) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Guts & Glory: The American Revolution • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Guts & Glory: World War II • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Guts & Glory: The Vikings • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Not-So-Great Presidents: Commanders in Chief (Epic Fails #3) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Wright Brothers: Nose-Diving into History (Epic Fails #1) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Who Was Paul Revere? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Henry Ford? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Great Chicago Fire? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was Ellis Island? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Davy Crockett? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Daniel Boone? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Was the Boston Tea Party? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Clara Barton? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.93 1 $5.93
Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Was the Wild West? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Were the Roaring Twenties? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.56 1 $5.56
Who Was Thomas Jefferson? • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Were the Salem Witch Trials? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (I Survived #7) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (I Survived #19) (19) • Amazon Business $5.22 1 $5.22
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $5.17 1 $5.17
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
What Was the Vietnam War? • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
Who Was Betsy Ross? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Was Alexander Hamilton? • Amazon Business $3.98 1 $3.98
Who Were the Wright Brothers? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $3.25 1 $3.25
What Was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? • Amazon Business $3.15 1 $3.15
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (I Survived #18) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

Materials cost

$329.83

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$364.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.37

Total project goal

$429.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.15

2 Donors

-$279.72

Donations toward project cost

-$271.17

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.55

match offer

-$110.13

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.61

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.52

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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