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Mrs. Whitmore from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Poetry for Aspiring Poets!

My students need 36 books of poetry!

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach first grade at a charter school in a very low income district in New York. My students work very hard and deserve every resource we can give them.

My students love poetry - both reading it and writing it! Unfortunately, we have an extremely limited selection of poetry books and we've already borrowed all of the quality books from our local public library.

We need more poetry books! These books will be such an amazing resource for my students. As they are exposed to a greater variety of poetry, they will build a higher appreciation and understanding of the art. We will use these books as models to help students develop their own poetry styles and crafting techniques.

With your help, my budding poets will be able to explore the work of many established writers. These books will inspire them to grow into the fantastic poets that I know they can be. You will be creating a love of this art form that these students will take with them long after the First Grade!

Mrs. Whitmore
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Blacker the Berry: Poems Joyce Carol Thomas, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out Ralph Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hip Hop Speaks to Children: A Celebration of Poetry with a Beat (A Poetry Speaks Experience Series) Nikki Giovanni (Editor), Michele Noiset (Illustrator), Kristen Balouch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
The Bill Martin Jr. Big Book of Poetry Bill Martin Jr., With Michael Sampson, Steven Kellogg (Afterword), Foreword by Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $16.80 1 $16.80
Stop and Go, Yes and No: What Is an Antonym? Cleary, Brian Gable (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym? (Words are Categorical Series) Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear?: What Are Homonyms and Homophones? (Words Are Categorical Series) Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
It's Halloween Jack Prelutsky, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Nightmares: Poems to Trouble Your Sleep Jack Prelutsky, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.10 1 $16.10
The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight: More Poems to Trouble Your Sleep Jack Prelutsky, ALC (Editor), Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
It's Thanksgiving! Jack Prelutsky, Marylin Hafner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
It's Snowing! It's Snowing!: Winter Poems Jack Prelutsky, Yossi Abolafia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Frogs Wore Red Suspenders Jack Prelutsky, Petra Mathers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Gargoyle on the Roof Jack Prelutsky, Peter Sis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
New Kid on the Block Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
My Parents Think I'm Sleeping Jack Prelutsky, Yossi Abolafia (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
My Dog May Be a Genius Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.19 1 $15.19
Hooray for Diffendoofer Day! Dr. Seuss, Jack Prelutsky, Lane Smith (Illustrator), Dr. Seuss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry Jack Prelutsky • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Poke In The I Chris Raschka (Illustrator), Paul B. Janeczko (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People Carole Boston Weatherford, Archival Photographs (Photographer), Designed by Semadar Megged • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems Hopkins, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Lee Bennett • Barnes and Noble $14.13 1 $14.13
Knock at a Star: A Childs Introduction to Poetry X.J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy, Karen Lee Baker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Helen Oxenbury, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, Edward Mendelson (Editor), Eric Copeland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: Alfred Lord Tennyson Alfred, Lord Tennyson, John Maynard (Editor), Allen Garns (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: The Seasons John N. Serio, Robert Crockett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: Lewis Carroll Lewis Carroll, Edward Mendelson (Editor), Eric Copeland (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Poetry for Young People: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Frances Schoonmaker, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Chad Wallace (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: Robert Louis Stevenson Frances Schoonmaker, Lucy Corvino (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Poetry for Young People: American Poetry John Hollander (Editor), Sally Wern Comport (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson, Frances Schoonmaker Bolin (Editor), Chi Chung (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Poetry for Young People: Robert Frost Gary D. Schmidt, Robert Frost, Henri Sorensen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: Langston Hughes David Roessel (Editor), Langston Hughes, Arnold Rampersad (Editor), David E. Roessel (Editor), Benny Andrews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Poetry for Young People: Maya Angelou Maya Angelou, Edwin Graves Wilson (Editor), Jerome Lagarrigue (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry Brian P. Cleary, Neal Layton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25

Materials cost

$373.57

Vendor shipping charges

$37.36

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$426.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.51

Total project goal

$519.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$519.51

1 Donor

-$260.02

Donations toward project cost

-$213.22

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.80

match offer

-$259.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$212.78

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.71

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$0.00

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