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Ms. Lange from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Read Across America Classroom Library

The cost of 39 titles including The Black Pearl by Scott O\'Dell, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson and Dogsong by Gary Paulsen from Barnes and Noble is $362, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $375 goal

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I teach seventh grade at a Chicago Public School. Our big push is reading. My students need lots of choices and motivation to enhance their independent reading. I spend time in the summer picking up books at garage sales and library sales to add titles to our classroom library. This year I am implementing a program called \"Read Across America.\" We need a classroom library that has books set in all 50 states. Then the students will be asked to take a trip from one coast of the USA to the other. They can even take more than one \"trip\" during the year. Students will be required to write a book report on the novel and construct a diorama or collage about the state that is the novel\'s setting. Hopefully, this project will increase their independent reading time and add to their knowledge about many of the states. Who knows...they may plan a trip to one of these great states someday.

Ms. Lange
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Thunder on the Tennessee G. Clifton Wisler • Barnes and Noble $16.87 1 $16.87
Pizza the Size of the Sun Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
Unbreakable Code Sara Hoagland Hunter, Julia Miner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
The Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark Rhoda Blumberg, Phoda R. Blumberg • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane Russell Freedman, Wilbur Wright, Orville Wright • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Shiloh Shelby Foote, LuAnn Walther (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Shoeless Joe Jackson Comes to Iowa; Stories W. P. Kinsella • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Boy Called Slow: The True Story of Sitting Bull Scott Foresman, Rocco Baviera, Rocco Baviera (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch Jean Lee Latham, John O'Hara Cosgrave, John O'Hara Cosgrave (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Jacob Have I Loved Katherine Paterson • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
...And Now Miguel Joseph Krumgold, Jean Charlot (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Chasing Redbird Sharon Creech, Marc Burckhardt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dogsong Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe Bette Greene, Charles Lilly (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Prairie Songs Pam Conrad, Darryl S. Zudeck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
My Brother Sam Is Dead James Lincoln Collier, Christopher Collier • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Sign of the Beaver Elizabeth George Speare • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Day No Pigs Would Die Robert Newton Peck, Jack Hess (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Glory Field Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Onion John Joseph Krumgold, Symeon Shimin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Under the Blood-Red Sun Graham Salisbury • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
My Louisiana Sky Kimberly Willis Willis Holt • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Black-Eyed Susan Jennifer Armstrong, Emily Martindale (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner, Marcia Sewall (Illustrator), Greg Hargreaves (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 1 $4.95
Beardance Will Hobbs • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sarah, Plain and Tall (Scholastic Bookfiles Series) Danielle Denega • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Black Pearl Scott O'Dell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Running Out of Time Margaret Peterson Haddix, Dan Craig (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Mr. Was Pete Hautman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Great Brain John D. Fitzgerald, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain, Keith Neilson (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

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