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  • $584 goal

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Ms. Pouliot
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Standing on the Shoulders of Greatness

My students need biographies of positive role models, along with book bins and shelves.

My Students

Provide us with role models who inspire greatness! The students in my classroom want to achieve and succeed, but the positive role models they have access to are limited. They need to know about the lives and struggles of great men and women, not pop culture and reality television stars.

Our school is in the heart of a large urban district.

We are one of the ten most underperforming schools in the city. The majority of my students receive free lunch and English is their second language. My students are hardworking young people who want to make a difference in the world. They lack positive role models who can inspire and provide them with a dream or show them hope is always a possibility.

My Project

I recently read my class the book, "Of Thee I Sing." I was surprised by the questions and interest this book piqued. My students long to know more about the lives of inspirational people like Dr. Martin Luther King, Cesar Chaves and Anne Frank. Using the book "Of Thee I Sing" as our launching point, I want to use the biographies I've requested for this project to launch us into a unit on character, possibilities, hopes and dreams. I want my students to stand on the shoulders of these great men and women to help them see a better future for themselves.

My students need to see themselves in the stories and the faces of the great men and women written about in the books I have selected for this project.

These books will introduce them to role models that have accomplished greatness and made real and lasting change, not reality television celebrities and pop culture icons.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Flight • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Black Stars of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Stars Series) B • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
Fly High! • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Marian Anderson: A Great Singer () Pat McKissack, Fredrick M • AKJ Books $13.76 1 $13.76
The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the • AKJ Books $13.32 1 $13.32
Who Was Louis Armstrong? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Groundbreaking, Chance-Taking Life of George Washington Carv • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
African American Women Scientists and Inventors • AKJ Books $18.46 1 $18.46
Giants of Science: Albert Einstein • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Leonardo Da Vinci Kathleen Krull, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Anne Frank: Life in Hiding • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Independent Dames • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Nobel''s Women for Peace • AKJ Books $8.10 1 $8.10
A Picture Book of Patrick Henry David A. Adler, John Wallner • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Benjamin Franklin (DK Biography Series) Stephen Krensky • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary Candace Flemi • AKJ Books $18.49 1 $18.49
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was George Washington? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Gandhi • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Sitting Bull Peter Roop, Connie Roop • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Rosa Parks • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40
Annie Oakley: A Photographic Story of a Life Charles M. Will • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Cesar Chavez(Just the Facts Biographies) • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer • AKJ Books $10.36 1 $10.36
Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier M. M. Eboch, Meryl Henders • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Who Was Sacagawea? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Footwork: The Story of Fred and Adele Astaire Stephane Joris • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
Who Was Elvis Presley • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was Jim Henson? Joan Holub, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was Harry Houdini? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was Walt Disney? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin Jessica Sarah Gunderson, Rodn • AKJ Books $5.88 1 $5.88
Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford Lee Iacocca, Don Mitc • AKJ Books $14.02 1 $14.02
Andy Warhol Mike Venezia, Mike Venezia (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Henri Matisse Mike Venezia • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
It Can''t Be Done, Nellie Bly!: A Reporter''s Race Around the World • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Roald Dahl • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Who Was Leonardo de Vinci? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was Pablo Picasso? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Zora Neale Hurston: Writer and Storyteller (LIBRARY EDITION) • AKJ Books $13.76 1 $13.76
Picture book of Amelia Earhart • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Clara Barton: Spirt of the American Red Cross • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Time For Kids: Clara Barton • AKJ Books $2.95 1 $2.95
Who is Maria Tallchief? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Molly Pitcher: Young American Patriot Jason Glaser, Bill And • AKJ Books $21.70 1 $21.70
Who Was Anne Frank? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Who Was Helen Keller? • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
BX710X - Heavy-Duty Book Bins - Set of 4 • Lakeshore Learning $29.95 2 $59.90
JJ242 - Magnetic Display Shelves - Set of 3 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95

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