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Mrs. D. from Chula Vista CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mrs. Bowman's Bookworms

My students need a collection of diverse books to fill our library!

  • $597 goal

This project expired on October 22, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books provide students power. Power over their education and power to open up their world to new perspectives, adventures and wanderlust. I love when my students share the giddy excitement of diving into a new, captivating book. In the current culture of our world, I feel it is especially important to expose students to a variety of diverse cultures and perspectives to teach understanding and use these books to spark meaningful conversations in the classroom. My students are eager to be captivated by the stories that exist amongst a rich and diverse library. They are curious, motivated and creative. Having a diverse library will support my English Language Learners by providing them with multiple opportunities to experience content at their individualized levels. Many of my students do not have access to diverse books at home and rely on the school/class library. My goal is to make provide an assorted combination of books within the walls of my classroom that will challenge and inspire a deep love for reading in my students.

My Project

By providing students access to diverse books in the classroom, I am hoping to increase student motivation, engagement, and achievement and help students become critical thinkers, analytical readers, and informed citizens. The books in my library will encourage students to select stories that are a good fit for their unique preferences and hopefully challenge them to experiment with new genres. I have hand picked a collection of books that I believe will reflect diverse perspectives for students such as "Inside Out and Back Again" by Thannha Lai and "Slyvia and Akki" by Wilifred Conkling. I have spent time researching diverse books and collecting titles to address what I believe to be the needs, interests and concerns of my students. Would you consider supporting me in reaching my goal of building a diverse library by funding my project?

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guinness World Records 2018: Meet our Real-Life Superheroes • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Orphan Island • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
My Fox Ate My Homework (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Scholastic Children's Thesaurus • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
Wonder • Amazon Business $10.70 1 $10.70
I Lived on Butterfly Hill • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Jake the Fake Keeps it Real • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.78 1 $8.78
Brown Girl Dreaming • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
The Lions of Little Rock • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Amina's Voice • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Rules (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
The BFG • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Homesick (Novel) • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Africa Is My Home: A Child of the Amistad • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Fish in a Tree • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Misadventures of Maude March • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Lucky Broken Girl • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Tuck Everlasting • Amazon Business $7.10 1 $7.10
The Story of My Life • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic LIfe • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Two Naomis • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Thing About Luck • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Shiloh (The Shiloh Quartet) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
The Littlest Bigfoot • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Holes • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Bud, Not Buddy • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
When Mischief Came to Town • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Superfudge • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Because of Winn-Dixie • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
The Moves Make the Man (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Love, Ruby Lavender • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
Beautiful Blue World • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
Maggie's Door • Amazon Business $6.07 1 $6.07
The Great Brain (Great Brain, Book 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) • Amazon Business $5.78 1 $5.78
Sylvia & Aki • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Listen, Slowly • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Someday Birds • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Ruby Holler • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
One Crazy Summer • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Waiting for Normal • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Kimchi & Calamari • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Hatchet • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
Return to Sender • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $5.19 1 $5.19
Freckle Juice • Amazon Business $4.22 1 $4.22
Seedfolks • Amazon Business $3.56 1 $3.56

Materials cost

$431.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.45

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.48

Total project goal

$596.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.55

6 Donors

-$446.55

Donations toward project cost

-$379.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$66.98

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

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$0.00

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