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Ms. A. Minor from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Beauty of Brand New Books

Help me give my students high-interest, high-quality books to spark their love for reading!

  • $528 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Nelson Mandela once stated, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." I strive everyday to prepare my students to be world changers by providing access to the best possible classroom resources.

My students are, in one word, amazing.

They are faced with some of life's biggest challenges as mere fifth graders. As some of the strongest students I know, they continue to push themselves to "grow their brains" no matter what. They are on the path to and through college and they understand the importance of being an advocate for their own education.

My Project

Showing students that teachers of all subjects read books is really important. I am requesting this collection of books because I want to be able to provide my students with opportunities to interact with high-quality books even when they are sitting in my math classroom.

My students love to check out books from my room, as we do not have a school library.

Currently, I do not have many books about history, geography or different cultures. I am requesting a plethora of National Geographic books that explore countries such as Mexico, Australia and Japan. I am also requesting several books that explore holidays and religions of different people around the globe.

Classrooms should be rich with diverse books. I am requesting several books that highlight significant women in history including "She Persisted" and "Who Was Frida Kahlo?" to inspire more girls in my classroom to follow in their footsteps. Teachers must choose texts with the students in mind and these books are all very carefully chosen for my current students. I have several students currently struggling with loss of siblings and am also requesting the titles, "Ida, Always" and "Option B" as supports to use in the classroom.

Ms. A. Minor
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 112 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Option B • AKJ Education $20.44 1 $20.44
First People • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Mr. Lincoln's High-Tech War • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Little Book of Feminist Saints • AKJ Education $13.14 1 $13.14
Rising Above: Inspiring Women in Sports • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Ida, Always • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Stubby the War Dog The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
She Persisted • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
National Geographic Investigates: Genetics From DNA to Designer Dogs • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
National Geographic Investigates: The Human Brain Inside Your Body's Control Room • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
National Geographic Investigates Ancient Aztec Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Mexico's Past • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Solve This! • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Fiestas, Music, and Dance • AKJ Education $11.64 1 $11.64
National Geographic Kids Everything World War I Dig in With Thrilling Photos and Fascinating Facts • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
125 Cool Inventions Supersmart Machines and Wacky Gadgets You Never Knew You Wanted! • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
125 Wacky Roadside Attractions • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Kids Brain Games The Mind-Blowing Science of Your Amazing Brain • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Paws of Courage True Tales of Heroic Dogs That Protect and Serve • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
National Geographic Countries of the World: Mexico • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
National Geographic Kids Everything Battles Arm Yourself with Fierce Photos and Fascinating Facts • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Cool Salsa • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Temple Grandin How the Girl Who Loved Cows Embraced Autism and Changed the World • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain An Expedition Among Snow Leopards in Mongolia • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Drowned City • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Let It Shine Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
National Geographic Kids Quiz Whiz 1,000 Super Fun, Mind-bending, Totally Awesome Trivia Questions • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Meghan Markle: American Royal • AKJ Education $6.83 1 $6.83
Cesar Chavez Fighting for Farmworkers • AKJ Education $5.91 1 $5.91
France • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Brazil • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Iceland • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
England • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Egypt • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Japan • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Italy • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Ireland • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Australia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Remember the Alamo Texians, Tejanos, and Mexicans Tell Their Stories • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Holidays Around the World: Celebrate Christmas • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Russia • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Human Footprint Everything You Will Eat, Use, Wear, Buy, and Throw Out in Your Lifetime • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Facing the Lion Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
Who Was Frida Kahlo? • AKJ Education $4.79 1 $4.79
National Geographic Kids Chapters: Hero Dogs • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer (Step Into Reading, Step 4) • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

Materials cost

$412.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$448.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$79.18

Total project goal

$527.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$527.87

3 Donors

-$526.07

Donations toward project cost

-$448.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.38

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$1.80

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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