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Ms. B. from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sinking into a Great Biography

Help me give my students biographies of people who helped shape our world.

  • $194 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What can I tell you about my students? First off, they are truly amazing and inquisitive. They have welcomed me to their school and humble me with their curiosity and humanity. Each day they make me feel at home by stopping by the library to visit, listen to books, make crafts, and explore all the library has to offer!

Our school's theme is that of exploration and innovation and the students I work with are ready for the world of discovery and imagination.

I am proud to be their librarian and want to give them a rich and thought-provoking collection of books.

My Project

Reading current and factual biographies is a must for any student. The Who Is?/Who Was? series captures the imaginations and curiosity of young people.

It is important that our elementary and middle school students know the leaders, discoverers, artists, and writers that have shaped and continue to shape our global community - and biographies do that wonderfully.

The Common Core instructs teachers to incorporate more non-fiction in their units and lessons and as a Library Media Specialist, I know how important research is as students journey towards high school. Many of our biographies were too old and full of misinformation. Bringing in factual and interesting biographies will be an asset to our teachers and students.

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 670 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Florence Nightingale • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Who Was Maya Angelou? • AKJ Education $4.37 2 $8.74
Lives of the Artists Masterpieces, Messes (and What the Neighbors Thought) • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Who Is Michelle Obama? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Andy Warhol? • AKJ Education $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
Who Was Genghis Khan? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Helen Keller? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Alexander Graham Bell? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Sitting Bull? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Barack Obama? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Marie Curie? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Is Hillary Clinton? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Ben Franklin? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Albert Einstein? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Amelia Earhart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Harriet Tubman? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
The Story of My Life • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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