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Mrs. Gill from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Seeking Science Fiction!

Help me give my students science fiction titles that will add much needed books to an area of the library with limited selections!

  • $311 goal

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My Students

The students at this school, a Title I school in an urban area, come from a variety of backgrounds. We are a magnet elementary school with a new theme of play and ingenuity, and with that comes an increase in the number of ways in which students are able to explore, create, and take risks in their learning.

The mission of our school is to foster learning experiences which allow students to develop into creative, resourceful and inventive thinkers who learn through play each day!

My Project

Science Fiction titles are becoming ever increasingly popular as a genre, and so many of the titles in this area of the collection are outdated and unappealing. The characters are uninteresting, and the plots feature adventures which are, in the words of students browsing them, "boring and old!"

Science Fiction is a genre that needs updating, to reflect advances in science and incorporate characters that students find relevant and engaging.

After weeding this area of the collection it became clear additional titles that students will be excited to check out are greatly needed. Science Fiction appeals to students who may not otherwise enjoy fiction titles - those that enjoy non-fiction, and the titles in this grant, such as "Jacob Wonderbar" and "Last Kids on Earth" will add some engaging titles that students can enjoy for years to come!

Mrs. Gill
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $23.23 1 $23.23
House of Robots: Robot Revolution • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Jack and the Geniuses: At the Bottom of the World • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
The Wild Robot Escapes • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Lost in the Jungle: Jack and the Geniuses Book #3 • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
In the Deep Blue Sea: Jack and the Geniuses Book #2 • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Frank Einstein and the Space-Time Zipper (Frank Einstein series #6) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Super Life of Ben Braver • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Frank Einstein and the Bio-Action Gizmo (Frank Einstein Series #5): Book Five • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Third Mushroom • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
House of Robots • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.09 1 $5.09

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