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Mr. Harmon from Costa Mesa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Biography of Books

My students need books from the Who Is?/Who Was? series to allow them to read voraciously in the biography genre.

  • $306 goal

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My Students

My students go to a school that is low-income/high-poverty. They eat breakfast, lunch, and often dinner at school. Although they love to read, write, and make art, they often lack the essential materials.

About 95% of the students in my class are English learners.

They love to read, write and create works of art, but they attend a school with very limited resources.

The students have often gotten to my class without ever having read a book, had their own notebook, or used paint and colors to create art.

My Project

Each of the Who Is?/Who Was? series books offers an interesting, illustrated, and engaging look into the lives of people that my students can relate to. Each book offers a chance to see the world through other peoples' lives so that students can learn empathy, find a connection to the past, and see themselves reaching the same heights as their heroes.

By reading these biographies, my students will be able to read in their Who Is?/Who Was?

book clubs, illustrate and write book reviews to present to the class, and find role models in the histories of these extraordinary peoples' lives.

Mr. Harmon
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 61 students.

3 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Bob Marley? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Jane Austen? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Pete Seeger? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Lewis Carroll? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Selena? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Leif Erikson? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Jane Austen? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Is Aretha Franklin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Is the Dalai Lama? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Is Pele? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Booker T. Washington? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99

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