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Ms. Sarah from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Sports Books for Athletic Minded Readers

My students need current and engaging non-fiction books about sports to encourage a love of reading for all students.

  • $1,207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher librarian in a small but beautiful library, I see all 240 students in two days, circulating up to 600 books in a week. My students are readers!

My students are diverse learners, from a wide range of socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.

The school is located in the heart of an urban environment, with students attending from all parts of the city. The school focuses on civil rights, which is reflected in the values of the students, teachers, and curriculum.

My Project

Our collection of sports books is so outdated! Many students ask for books about sports and athletes because it is something they are interested in and can relate to. Unfortunately, sports books can become outdated quickly because team members change and new stars are constantly emerging. Our current books on athletes are about the likes of Michael Jordan and Barry Bonds. Legends for sure, but the students are eager to read about the athletes they see live and on tv, like Steph Curry and Buster Posey.

A new collection of sports books will engage a whole population of reluctant readers, sparking an interest in reading.

These books will increase literacy development, while also encouraging reading for pleasure. In our school library, students are encouraged to choose books about topics they are interested in. When a student finds something he/she really wants to know about, they are more likely to read on their own. Independent reading is a literacy goal!

Ms. Sarah
Grades 3-5

This project will reach 240 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Golden State Warriors (Inside the NBA) • Amazon Business $23.84 2 $47.68
Scholastic Year In Sports 2017 (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $20.85 2 $41.70
Stephen Curry (Big Time) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
San Francisco Giants (World Series Champions (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $28.37 1 $28.37
Stephen Curry (Sports All-Stars) • Amazon Business $26.63 1 $26.63
United States Tennis Association (Major League Sports) • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
Ballpark Cookbook The National League: Recipes Inspired by Baseball Stadium Foods (Ballpark Cookbooks) • Amazon Business $25.60 1 $25.60
Being Your Best at Football (True Books) • Amazon Business $25.56 1 $25.56
National Geographic Kids Everything Soccer: Score Tons of Photos, Facts, and Fun • Amazon Business $25.25 1 $25.25
Kevin Durant (Biggest Names in Sports) • Amazon Business $25.01 1 $25.01
Basketball (Game on! Psyched for Sports) • Amazon Business $24.56 1 $24.56
Being Your Best at Basketball (True Books) • Amazon Business $24.44 1 $24.44
Being Your Best at Baseball (True Books) • Amazon Business $24.34 1 $24.34
Stephen Curry (Basketball's Greatest Stars) • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates (Leaders Doing Headstands) • Amazon Business $23.31 1 $23.31
National Hockey League (Major League Sports) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
Major League Soccer (Major League Sports) • Amazon Business $22.95 1 $22.95
National Geographic Kids Everything Sports: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Jump! • Amazon Business $22.90 1 $22.90
Stephen Curry (Amazing Athletes) (Amazing Athletes (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $22.21 1 $22.21
Girls Race!: Amazing Tales of Women in Sports (Girls Rock!) • Amazon Business $22.15 1 $22.15
Stephen Curry (Famous Athletes) • Amazon Business $21.90 1 $21.90
When Wilma Rudolph Played Basketball (Leaders Doing Headstands) • Amazon Business $21.84 1 $21.84
Simone Biles (Big Buddy Olympic Biographies) • Amazon Business $21.64 1 $21.64
San Francisco 49ers (NFL Up Close) • Amazon Business $20.52 1 $20.52
National Basketball Association (Major League Sports) • Amazon Business $19.65 1 $19.65
Simone Biles (Olympic Stars) • Amazon Business $19.35 1 $19.35
Being Your Best at Soccer (True Books) • Amazon Business $19.00 1 $19.00
Meet the San Francisco 49ers (Big Picture Sports) • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
Basketball's Record Breakers • Amazon Business $16.79 1 $16.79
Slam Dunk!: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Lists) • Amazon Business $15.68 1 $15.68
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Colin Kaepernick (Amazing Athletes) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
The San Francisco 49ers Story (NFL Teams) • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
1st and 10 (Revised and Updated): Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football (Sports Illustrated Kids Top 10 Lists) • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Big Book of WHO Basketball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Legends: The Best Players, Games, and Teams in Basketball (Legends: Best Players, Games, & Teams) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Big Book of WHO Baseball (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Big Book of WHO Football (Revised & Updated) (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Serena Williams (Amazing Athletes (Hardcover)) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Martina & Chrissie: The Greatest Rivalry in the History of Sports • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $9.76 1 $9.76
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13

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