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Ms. Brown from Mesa AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Race to Nonfiction

Help me give my students nonfiction books ranging from graphic nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and books about history and science.

  • $442 goal

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My Students

How many times do we say, "Here! This chapter book is perfect for you!" or "Let's choose something that will be more fun to read." I know I heard this too much as a child and even now as an educator. After giving a seemingly innocent survey about our classroom library, my students astonished me with their feedback.

They want books that tell the truth, expands their knowledge of the world, and provides opportunities for challenges.

Lo and behold, my class wanted more nonfiction; specifically requesting books about history.

My Project

So often our focus is on fictional stories, chapter books. According to my students, that is not good enough. They are begging for books about science and social studies so they can understand the world around them.

Children need to be exposed to facts, history, challenging information if they are going to survive in the real world as independent thinkers.

Nonfiction does not need to be boring. Help my students expand their minds with several books about various historical time periods, science, influential people in history, and so much more. Help them feel empowered to read the material some often shy away from.

Ms. Brown
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $16.08 1 $16.08
Science Stumpers: Brain-Busting Scenarios Solved with Science • Amazon Business $15.87 1 $15.87
Science Year by Year: A Visual History, From Stone Tools to Space Travel • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Texting with Hispanic Heritage: Frida Kahlo, Cesar Chavez, and Sor Juana Inxe9s de la Cruz Biography Book for Kids (Texting with History Collection) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World, with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
What We See in the Stars: An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
The Dangerous Book for Boys • Amazon Business $13.52 1 $13.52
DK Eyewitness Books: Mesopotamia: Discover the Cradle of Civilization the Birthplace of Writing, Religion, and the • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations: Discover the Golden Ages of History, from Ancient Egypt and Greece to Mighty Rome and the Exotic Maya • Amazon Business $13.17 1 $13.17
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
The Double Dangerous Book for Boys • Amazon Business $12.65 1 $12.65
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the Worldxa0(Women in History Book, Book of Women Who Changed the World) • Amazon Business $12.53 1 $12.53
Astronomy for Kids: How to Explore Outer Space with Binoculars, a Telescope, or Just Your Eyes! • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73
Star Finder!: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
National Geographic Kids Everything Space: Blast Off for a Universe of Photos, Facts, and Fun! • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient China: Discover the History of Imperial China from the Great Wall to the Days of the La • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Case Closed?: Nine Mysteries Unlocked by Modern Science • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
The Daring Book for Girls • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Mistakes That Worked: 40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be • Amazon Business $9.18 1 $9.18
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Egypt: Explore the Nile Valley Civilizations from Colossal Temples to Tombs Packed with • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Greece: Step into the World of Ancient Greece from Greek Gods, Myths, and Festivals to t • Amazon Business $8.13 1 $8.13
Difficult Riddles For Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles And Brain Teasers Families Will Love (Books for Smart Kids) • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

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