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Mrs. Zezza from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

So Many People, Not Enough Books about Them

My students need Biographies. So many people, not enough books about them. Inventors, scientists, artists--individuals who contribute, who have changed and continue to change our world.

  • $897 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students love to read and learn about others. The famous and not so famous. Their experiences. What or who helped them to reach their goals. These examples can help our shape students by exposing them to the lives and challenges others face. They can encourage our students to follow in the footsteps of greatness.

The Biography section in our library is in desperate need of updating.

We need newer copies of older biographies, biographies on the current individuals who are making great strides in the environment, art and STEM areas and people in sports and entertainment.

Our school is not Title I and with no state money we are left with fundraising and donations to maintain the materials the current standards require for our library and students to continue to compete successfully.

My Project

How did Helen Keller live? What kind of education does Beyoncé have? What or who inspired Nikloa Tesla? How long has LeBron James been playing basketball and where did he grow up?

Interesting questions about interesting people.

Learning about how others have lived , grown up, the people who inspired them, the adversity they may have faced can help us to shape our own lives.

I would like to provide a wide selection of current biographies to our students to encourage the learning and understanding of the many people, their lives and contributions that have and continue to shape, change and propel our world forward.

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

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Robot Scientist • AKJ Education $21.85 1 $21.85
Beyonce • AKJ Education $20.81 1 $20.81
Barack Obama • AKJ Education $19.76 1 $19.76
The Day-Glo Brothers The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
LeBron James • AKJ Education $16.50 1 $16.50
Neo Leo The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo da Vinci • AKJ Education $16.19 1 $16.19
Wangari y los arboles de la paz / Wangari's Trees of Peace • AKJ Education $15.32 1 $15.32
Electrical Wizard How Nikola Tesla Lit Up the World • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Art From Her Heart Folk Artist Clementine Hunter • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
Ashley Bryan Words to My Life's Song • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
MALALA/ IQBAL • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
The Great and Only Barnum • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Sitting Bull Lakota Warrior and Defender of His People • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Untamed The Wild Life of Jane Goodall • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Seeds of Change Planting A Path To Peace • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
Marvelous Mattie How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Journey to the Stars • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Night Flight Amelia Earhart Crosses the Atlantic • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Margaret and the Moon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sewing Stories • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child The Delicious Life of Julia Child • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin The Life and Art of Horace Pippin • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Six Dots: A Story of Young Louis Braille • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
How Ben Franklin Stole the Lightning • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Jose! Born to Dance The Story of Jose Limon • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Helen Keller: Her Life in Pictures Her Life in Pictures • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Sonia Sotomayor A Judge Grows in the Bronx/La juez que creció en el Bronx • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Librarian of Basra A True Story from Iraq • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Tree Lady The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
By My Brother's Side • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Brown Girl Dreaming • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Red Bird Sings The Story of Zitkala-Sa, Native American Author, Musician, and Activist • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Heroes of the Environment True Stories of People Who Are Helping to Protect Our Planet • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
The Boy Who Invented TV The Story of Philo Farnsworth • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Manfish A Story of Jacques Cousteau • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Poet • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Ben Franklin His Wit and Wisdom from a to Z • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Whoosh! • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • AKJ Education $11.69 1 $11.69
For the Right to Learn Malala Yousafzai's Story • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Lost Boy, Lost Girl Escaping Civil War in Sudan • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
Pablo • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Julia • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
¡Azúcar! (Sugar!) • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Rad American Women A-z • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Jackie Robinson • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Eleanor Roosevelt • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Neil Armstrong • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Martin Luther King Jr. • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

Materials cost

$661.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$60.50

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$761.67

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.41

Total project goal

$896.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$896.08

5 Donors

-$696.08

Donations toward project cost

-$591.67

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.41

match offer

-$200.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$170.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

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$0.00

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