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Mrs. Mater from Vancouver WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Awesome Books!

Help me give my students more exciting books to read! We need lots of interesting choices of high interest books.

  • $520 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are inquisitive, bright, eager to learn and excited to discover more about the world through books. We are a diverse class with students from many different backgrounds and cultures. Our school is in an urban area within the Pacific Northwest. Many of my students live in apartments and don't have the opportunity to explore beyond our immediate surroundings. They love great books and their hearts are full of wonder as we embark on journeys through rich and diverse books.

My Project

I've taught several years, but this is the first time I've taught 5th grade. My students are passionate about reading and connecting to inspiring and exciting books that help them expand their worldviews!

Simply put, we need more good books.

Students spend at least 30 minutes every day in a reader's workshop in which they independently read and then respond and write about what they are reading. This will allow students more choice and options for books they are interested in. We have a small classroom library of donated and older books. However, we need more diverse and culturally relevant books that we can relate to. We also love graphic novels and would love to read more of those.

Mrs. Mater
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
City of More • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
A Child's Introduction to Natural History: The Story of Our Living Earth–From Amazing Animals and Plants to Fascinating Fossils and Gems (Child's Introduction Series) • Amazon Business $17.89 1 $17.89
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $17.33 1 $17.33
I'm Trying to Love Math • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
The Comic Book Story of Video Games: The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! (Show Me History!) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
World War One: 1914-1918 (Campfire Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
The Man in the Red Bandanna • Amazon Business $12.04 1 $12.04
Science Comics: Cars: Engines That Move You • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Legend of the Star Runner: A Timmi Tobbson Adventure (Solve-Them-Yourself Mysteries for Kids 8-12) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Stargazing • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Yaakov the Pirate Hunter (Peretz Family Adventures) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Super Cool Space Facts: A Fun, Fact-filled Space Book for Kids • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
The Sinking of the Titanic (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
The Lewis and Clark Expedition (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
As Brave As You • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.34 1 $7.34
The Proto Project: A Sci-Fi Adventure of the Mind for Kids Ages 9-12 • Amazon Business $6.88 1 $6.88
The Wild Robot • Amazon Business $6.36 1 $6.36
Trapped in a Video Game (Book 1) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
You Gotta Have Heart • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $4.79 1 $4.79

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