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Mrs. Mahan from Port Arthur TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Voices Heard - Students Vote!

Help me give my students the chance to vote for their favorite TX Bluebonnet Book!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach students who have been identified as Gifted and Talented in my school district. These students are amazing and unique. Their gifts are so very diverse.

Our students come from primarily economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

These students have the ability to process information at a level that is advanced for their age. This means, I have the amazing pleasure of putting as much information in front of them as possible.

While they do have the ability to process that information, please help me give them the opportunity to discover information with this project.

We really appreciate the help. Our community is still recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. For so many of these students, school is the only safe and consistent place in their lives right now. Thank you for helping to maintain that peace.

My Project

Each year the Texas Library Association (TLA) nominates 20 books for the Texas Bluebonnet Award. Students in grades 3 - 6 who read at least 5 of the nominated titles, earn the right to vote for their favorite book.

Port Arthur ISD's Gifted & Talented program has participated in this program for the last 3 years.

We have seen this program encourage even the most reluctant readers. They want the chance to vote for their favorite book. As a teacher, this could not be more exciting!

One of the challenges, we face is not having enough of each title for the students to check-out and read. With your generous support, we will be able to provide more copies of each book for students to check-out and read.

Thank you for taking the time to check out this project.

Mrs. Mahan
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
New Kid • Amazon Business $19.79 1 $19.79
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Stay • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Bridge Home • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
They Call Me Gxfcero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
A Wolf Called Wander • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet (1) (Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
If I Built a School • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Charlie Hernxe1ndez & the League of Shadows (1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
From an Idea to Disney: How Imagination Built a World of Magic • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Nightbooks • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Rocket to the Moon!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #1 • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
No More Poems!: A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Caterpillar Summer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Rhino in Right Field • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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