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Mrs. Davis from Monahans TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Nonfiction: New Is Needed!

My students need contemporary, up-to-date nonfiction resources such as robotics and engineering while still "keeping it real" with topics such as terrorism and suicide.

  • $780 goal

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My Students

My school is a public school located in Monahans, Texas (USA) and classified as a 4A school by the Texas UIL. The enrollment number is 522 students. Sixty two percent of that enrollment is minority making our district a Title 1 school. Many of our kids participate in Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Power-lifting, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball and Baseball. We have begun to rebuild our academic programs with such events as Literary Criticism, Cross-Debate, Poetry, Spelling and Vocabulary. Our math, science, and social studies departments are flourishing, and our ELA teachers are working hard to help our struggling readers so that no child is left behind.

Sadly, my library media center has been left behind!

The average age of the resources in my library is 1974. The average date of nonfiction is 1972. The fiction date is 1975. Eighty two percent of the titles in my collection are aged, but my budget is very small. As the Information Age continues to surge forward and technology continues to push the norms, I need resources that are going to challenge my students and push them into the 21st century so they are prepared to face the challenges of the future and become lifelong learners.

My Project

This project would significantly improve the nonfiction section of our library Media Center. With new, up-to-date modern nonfiction, our students will be able to learn about current trends in science and medicine. STEM learning will be current and correspond with teacher curriculum. Students will have contemporary resources with which to research for projects, papers, and assignments. Within the resources that I have chosen, I have included some teen graphic nonfiction and Spanish editions to complement two new collections that I started this year. As well, this year, teachers have started to assign specific genres each six weeks, and nonfiction is a requirement. Students need new nonfiction instead of my collection's average publication date of 1972. Students will use these materials to aide in the process of becoming life-long learners.

Mrs. Davis
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
9-10 Common Core Exemplar Informational Texts: Language Arts (5 bk set) • AKJ Education $34.40 1 $34.40
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places • Amazon Business $27.19 1 $27.19
Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years • Amazon Business $22.40 1 $22.40
I Am A SEAL Team Six Warrior: Memoirs Of An American Soldier (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $19.65 1 $19.65
Last Man Standing: The Memoirs, Letters & Photographs of a Teenage Officer • Amazon Business $17.67 1 $17.67
The Day After Roswell • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy (Great Episodes) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group • Amazon Business $15.50 1 $15.50
Dead Serious: Breaking the Cycle of Teen Suicide • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Random House Reader's Circle) • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Robotics (Cutting-Edge Technology) • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
Winston Churchill: Soldier, Statesman, Artist • Amazon Business $13.80 1 $13.80
A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror (For Young People Series) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Shaken: Young Reader's Edition: Fighting to Stand Strong No Matter What Comes Your Way • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Wars of the Roses • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Soul Surfer A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Escape from Camp 14 One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
The Color of Water 10th Anniversary Edition A Black Man's Tribute To His White Mother • AKJ Education $11.68 1 $11.68
Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation): An Olympian's Journey from Airman to Castaway to Captive • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
Generation Green The Ultimate Teen Guide to Living an Eco-Friendly Life • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
No Summit out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Henry VIII: The King and His Court • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals―and Other Forgotten Skills (Natural Navigation) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Shakespeare's England • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Shakespeare's England • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler • Amazon Business $9.97 1 $9.97
Yo fui esclava (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
Texas Rising: The Epic True Story of the Lone Star Republic and the Rise of the Texas Rangers, 1836-1846 • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
The Other Side of the Wall (Nonfiction - Young Adult) • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
The Clever Teens' Guide to World War One • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Black Pioneers of Science and Invention • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
The Teen's Guide to Social Media... and Mobile Devices: 21 Tips to Wise Posting in an Insecure World • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Black Like Me • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Ellis Island • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Holocaust • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Forensics • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Terrorism (Disasters) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Space Disasters (Disasters) • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
The Anti-Depressant Book: A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race. Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us. • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
Elvis Presley • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Steve Jobs • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
One Thousand Paper Cranes: The Story of Sadako and the Children's Peace Statue • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Cross and the Switchblade: A True Story -- the Best-Selling International Adventure of All Time! • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59
Making Tough Decisions • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50
Conflict Resolution • AKJ Education $0.50 1 $0.50

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