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Mrs. Shippy from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Help me give my students a variety of interesting and exciting nonfiction books for our classroom library.

  • $351 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is located in a large, urban city with a diverse population. Many of my students come from single-parent families or from families where both parents work long hours to support their families. Often times, several generations live together in the same house.

Many of my students come from homes where English is not the only language spoken, and many have come to us from other countries.

All of my students receive free lunch. I am lucky enough to teach an awesome group of middle school students who are creative, eager, and enthusiastic. They are always interested in learning more about a topic and constantly challenge me to be on my toes. I want to teach my kids the required subject matter, but I also want to teach them to be themselves, have fun learning and to love reading! Thank you for joining us on our journey.

My Project

The new push in literacy is the use of non-fiction texts. We are required to use more and more of them each year. The problem is finding ones that are interesting and then being able to purchase them. I challenged my students to research and find some non-fiction books that they would be interested in reading. The books on this list are the ones they want to read. I would love to be able to get these books to have in our classroom library. I think that they would really enjoy them, especially because they have chosen them.

There is a wonderful variety of topics in the books they have chosen.

There are books on sports, science, history, and biographies, something for everyone. I've read several of the books and think they would be a wonderful addition to our curriculum.

I believe the addition of these non-fiction texts will help my students become better readers. I gave them the task of choosing ones they would like to read and would love to be able to give them the opportunity to experience these great books. Thanks for your consideration.

Mrs. Shippy
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Becoming: Adapted for Young Readers • Amazon Business $13.28 2 $26.56
Alice Paul and the Fight for Women's Rights: From the Vote to the Equal Rights Amendment • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Into the Blizzard: Heroism at Sea During the Great Blizzard of 1978 [The Young Readers Adaptation] (True Rescue Series) • Amazon Business $17.52 1 $17.52
The Radium Girls: Young Readers' Edition: The Scary but True Story of the Poison that Made People Glow in the Dark • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg • Amazon Business $16.63 1 $16.63
Warrior Dog (Young Readers Edition): The True Story of a Navy SEAL and His Fearless Canine Partner • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Normandy: A Graphic History of D-Day, The Allied Invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe (Zenith Graphic Histories) • Amazon Business $14.77 1 $14.77
Free Lunch • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of "The Children's Ship" • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Kid Innovators: True Tales of Childhood from Inventors and Trailblazers (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $12.49 1 $12.49
Kid Athletes: True Tales of Childhood from Sports Legends (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Kid Authors: True Tales of Childhood from Famous Writers (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Kid Scientists: True Tales of Childhood from Science Superstars (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends) • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Blades of Freedom (Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales #10): A Louisiana Purchase Tale • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
March: Book Two • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
March: Book Three • Amazon Business $9.66 1 $9.66
The Length of a String • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
March: Book One • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50

Materials cost

$263.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$297.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.56

Total project goal

$350.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$350.40

3 Donors

-$226.93

Donations toward project cost

-$192.89

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.04

Matching donations from our partners

-$123.46

Match offers toward project cost

-$104.94

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.52

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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