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Ms. Struzik from Palmyra VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction Connection

My students need nonfiction books to read on their own that they can connect to their own lives.

  • $258 goal

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My Students

My students are truly wonderful. Some students have special needs, some are advanced, and some are right in the middle. Most of my students have economic needs and will be first-generation college students. I love every single one of them, and I want to help them succeed in any way that I can.

The students in my class are unsure of how to apply literature to real life.

That's why I want to add more nonfiction books to my classroom library.

My Project

I have a small classroom library that allows students the opportunity to look through books while in class and pick one for independent reading time. Many of my students feel that there are great fiction books, but they have not fully grasped the impact that a nonfiction book can have as well. While I have some nonfiction books already, there are not nearly as many as there are fiction. I want to offer a bit more balance for those who love to read nonfiction and for those that have yet to discover that they love to read nonfiction. You can make this happen!

Ms. Struzik
Grades 9-12
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 260 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement That Defied Adolf Hitler (Jane Addams Honor Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Go • Amazon Business $13.14 1 $13.14
Chasing Lincoln's Killer • Amazon Business $10.80 1 $10.80
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Hoop Dreams: True Story of Hardship and Triumph, The • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
The Boy Who Dared • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Great Fire • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game • Amazon Business $8.62 1 $8.62
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Duel: The Parallel Lives of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Chew On This: Everything You Don't Want to Know About Fast Food • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Getting Away with Murder: The True Story of the Emmett Till Case • Amazon Business $7.02 1 $7.02
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Inherit the Wind: The Powerful Drama of the Greatest Courtroom Clash of the Century • Amazon Business $6.15 1 $6.15
A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier • Amazon Business $4.58 1 $4.58
October Sky (The Coalwood Series #1) • Amazon Business $4.16 1 $4.16
Warriors Don't Cry: A Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock's Central High • Amazon Business $2.80 1 $2.80

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