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Ms. Grant from Camden NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Performing Arts Library

Help me give my students books about Performing Arts, Theatre, Production, and Technical Theatre. The books in the cart will allow students to dive into all aspects of Performing Arts: music, acting, technical theatre, costuming, and more!

  • $622 goal

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My Students

My students are 3rd and 4th graders that come to my classroom for Performing Arts. PA is a specials block that students receive on average 3 times a week.

Performing Arts gives my students an opportunity to share their voice and tell the story of who they are.

Our content focuses on developing students ability to speak with pride, show confidence in themselves and support higher self-esteem.

Throughout the school year, students perform in 5 shows that celebrate history, heritage, and culture. Students end the year by showcasing their skills in a full-length musical production.

My Project

This library will allow us to bring literacy into our Performing Arts classroom. Giving students an opportunity to pair their learning in the classroom and their literacy skills with the content of Performing Arts will give students a more well-rounded educational experience.

The books in this library will give students greater knowledge around theatre and how it can be applied to other subjects in their school day.

Providing opportunities for arts integration in literacy and math will give students higher appreciation for a well-rounded education. While we are preparing for performances, students will have an opportunity to get on their feet to learn choreography and song lyrics. Having a Performing Arts Library will support learners of all types to engage with the content.

Ms. Grant
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 190 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Lion King: Twenty Years on Broadway and Around the World (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book) • Amazon Business $28.40 1 $28.40
Broadway Musicals: Show by Show • Amazon Business $27.95 1 $27.95
Broadway Musicals, Revised and Updated: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time • Amazon Business $27.48 1 $27.48
The Art of Disney Costuming: Heroes, Villains, and Spaces Between (Disney Editions Deluxe) • Amazon Business $25.49 1 $25.49
The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway • Amazon Business $25.47 1 $25.47
Musicals: The Definitive Illustrated Story • Amazon Business $24.56 1 $24.56
Wicked: The Grimmerie, a Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Hit Broadway Musical • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
How Does the Show Go On The Frozen Edition: An Introduction to the Theater (A Disney Theatrical Souvenir Book) • Amazon Business $20.49 1 $20.49
Turn It Up!: A pitch-perfect history of music that rocked the world • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Les Miserables: The Story of the World's Longest Running Musical in Words, Pictures and Rare Memorabilia • Amazon Business $19.10 1 $19.10
Never Play Music Right Next to the Zoo • Amazon Business $19.09 1 $19.09
Disney Aladdin: A Whole New World: The Road to Broadway and Beyond • Amazon Business $18.50 1 $18.50
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
88 Instruments • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop (Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Because • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Lulu the Broadway Mouse (The Broadway Mouse series) • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Rosa Parks (Little People, BIG DREAMS (9)) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The 5 O'Clock Band • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
So Other People Would Be Also Free: The Real Story of Rosa Parks for Kids • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Civil Rights Then and Now: A Timeline of the Fight for Equality in America • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Musical Coloring Book: Mosaic Music Featuring 40 Stress Relieving Designs of Musical Instruments (music coloring book) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Maya Angelou (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Music Is . . . • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
I Know a Shy Fellow • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.33 1 $7.33
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin (Aladdin Picture Books) • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $2.89 1 $2.89

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