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Mrs. Runyon from Hopkinsville KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Satisfying Inquiring Minds

My students need books that inspire and educate. These books are requested by my students. These fabulous nonfiction books will be a wonderful addition to our class library.

  • $160 goal

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My Students

My students are bright, talented and energetic individuals. They face significant challenges in their daily lives. Nearly all of my students come from low-income families and many from single-parent households. Nevertheless, my students are bold, courageous and spirited. They enjoy interacting with one another, expressing their creativity, and exploring new topics.

It is my goal to help my students adopt a love of reading and develop a passion for learning.

I believe what helps students love to read is access to great books by amazing authors. When students are encouraged to ask questions, their curiosity grows. Someone wise has said, "The future belongs to the curious - the ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out." I think it is this kind of attitude that is at the heart of real learning.

My Project

These books are some of the best choices in nonfiction to inspire and educate. Hidden Figures and She Persisted are two titles about strong, smart and amazing women who overcame great obstacles to achieve their goals. This is a message I want my students to know. The biographies are about people my students have shown an interest in and want to learn more about. Your contribution to this project will show my students the power of community. It will show how we are better together, stronger together and smarter together. The idea that strangers care about their education is a powerful motivator and sparks even more interest in the materials.

These books are some of the highest rated science, engineering, biography and nonfiction books for kids available.

They will make a great addition to our classroom library.

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

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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 42 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and the True Story of an American Feud • Amazon Business $13.04 1 $13.04
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Science in Seconds for Kids: Over 100 Experiments You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Differentiated Reading for Comprehension, Grade 4 • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
STEM Starters for Kids Engineering Activity Book: Packed with Activities and Engineering Facts • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
The Kid Who Invented the Popsicle: And Other Surprising Stories about Inventions • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $5.62 1 $5.62
Who Is Malala Yousafzai? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.40 1 $5.40
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29

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