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Mrs. C. from Morristown TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Picture Books Are For Big Kids Too!

My students need picture books that will help students navigate hard topics, talk about diverse topics, inspire great writing, spark creativity, and create a reading community in the classroom.

  • $499 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As our new school year begins, I think about my new classes of students and reflect on the important role that picture books can and will play in their lives. As their teacher, I feel passionate about helping them ignite a desire for reading and foster a love for the stories and information found within the pages of books. These 45 students deserve the opportunity the learn in an environment that supports and encourages reading.

"Reading can help all of us write a different story."--Donalyn Miller

For many of the students in my school, I believe this to be true. Books and stories open doors to a different life;an alternate universe. Stories are a place of escape from the real world. Picture books can help students make connections with others who are experiencing the same life obstacles that they are. Books let my students know they are not alone. Stories make them smile, laugh, hope, and dream.

My Project

Picture books are not just for young kids. In fact, picture books are just as important in the upper elementary/middle school/ high school grades! This project is going to make a difference in the lives of my students by using picture books to help share ideas, learn about life lessons, discuss complex topics, dig into diverse text, entertain, and help them relate to characters whose lives and events may mirror their own.

Picture books help students of all ages fall in love with reading.

It is a magical experience that is unique to each student and situation. This project will positively impact my students by giving them the opportunity to experience all that picture books have to offer.

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Mrs. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 43 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $14.76 1 $14.76
Two Friends: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Growing Up Pedro: How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues • Amazon Business $14.52 1 $14.52
Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan: Two Stories of Bravery • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
The Tree in the Courtyard: Looking Through Anne Frank's Window • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $13.70 1 $13.70
Float • Amazon Business $13.54 1 $13.54
Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
The Skunk (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards)) • Amazon Business $12.86 1 $12.86
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $12.80 1 $12.80
Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U. S. Marshal (Exceptional Social Studies Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music • Amazon Business $12.74 1 $12.74
Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ideas Are All Around • Amazon Business $12.46 1 $12.46
The Other Side • Amazon Business $12.38 1 $12.38
A Piece of Home • Amazon Business $12.22 1 $12.22
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Yard Sale • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Mango, Abuela, and Me • Amazon Business $11.84 1 $11.84
Ada Twist, Scientist • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Twenty Yawns • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
Rosie Revere, Engineer • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Journey • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Iggy Peck, Architect • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Visiting Day • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Tuesday • Amazon Business $4.83 1 $4.83

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