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Mr. Alley from Logan UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

No, a Newbery is not a fruit.

Help me give my students books that have been awarded for their contribution to American literature.

  • $246 goal

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My Students

The best way to describe my students is a quote from Catherine Pulsifer who said “We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” As I look over my students I see Caucasians, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, and Islanders. I see students who go home to parents, some that go home to uncles and aunts, and some that go to their grandparents. Some of my students live a nice easy life with supporting figures and a path for success, others go home and struggle with the basic needs of food and shelter.

Whatever their case may be, my students are seriously awesome in one thousand ways.

They work hard. They know how to have fun. They succeed together. These kids, especially those that have been dealt some bad cards, come to school wanting authentic learning and they are motivated by it. These students do not want to sit and listen to me, they want to work together and control their own learning.

My Project

In the first project of a series, I want to fill my classroom library with books that will cause an awakening in my students to award winning literature.

With books with titles such "Captain Underpants" and "Diary of a Wimpy Kid", my students are easily distracted from better books.

The books I have chosen are Newberry award winners and the runner ups for the years 2015-2018. With books such as "Hello Universe", "The Girl Who Drank the Moon", and "Last Stop on Market Street".

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. These books will be a great addition to my growing library.

Mr. Alley
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 30 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One Came Home (Newbery Medal - Honors Title(s)) • Amazon Business $13.86 1 $13.86
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $12.16 1 $12.16
Wolf Hollow • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The War that Saved My Life • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Paperboy • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Doll Bones • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $7.61 1 $7.61

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