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Ms. Duncan from Hillsborough NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need to Get Lit!-Erary Nonfiction Titles

Help me give my students these new and fascinating literary nonfiction books to grow their understanding of the world that we live in.

  • $514 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I teach in a middle school with a fast-growing population. The culture of the school continues to shift, but the diversity only adds to the school and makes it that much better! Many students have opportunities to grow their learning if only we give them the best resources that we can provide. But funding is low. It can be challenging to meet the very different needs of all students, but we make it work.

My school has a supportive environment for creativity, especially if it promotes learning and will engage kids.

However, there isn't a strong culture of reading, especially reading for fun or pleasure at my school. That has to change!

In short, my school is facing changes, but we are embracing those changes and trying to engage the community that we serve in order to best meet the diverse needs of our students. We are a family; we are passionate about our students and about learning. We have a journey ahead of us, but I believe that we will rise to the occasion.

My Project

These books will grow the literary nonfiction section of our classroom library, and will be used heavily during our literary nonfiction book club unit in the spring. Students will read the literary nonfiction texts during the unit and then choose one of the topics that they discover during their reading to research further in the form of a project.

Students will pair up to read books together, sharing the experience of learning and understanding.

As these books are nonfiction, students will gain insight into how others live, problems that our world is facing, and how they can be a part of the change they hope to see. I am so excited for my students to experience these titles and our great unit!

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Ms. Duncan
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 240 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community • Amazon Business $15.82 4 $63.28
The Unwanted • AKJ Education $13.86 4 $55.44
#Notyourprincess • AKJ Education $11.66 4 $46.64
(Don't) Call Me Crazy • AKJ Education $15.26 2 $30.52
Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories • AKJ Education $7.29 4 $29.16
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival, and My Jo • AKJ Education $11.70 2 $23.40
The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar: Evolution's Most Unbelievable Solutions to Life's Biggest Problems • Amazon Business $10.59 2 $21.18
So, You Want to Be a Coder? • AKJ Education $10.21 2 $20.42
My Family Divided: One Girl's Journey of Home, Loss, and Hope • Amazon Business $10.07 2 $20.14
Hole in My Life • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Chinese Cinderella The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
In the Country We Love: My Family Divided (Updated With New Material) • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Tracking Trash • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58

Materials cost

$371.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.58

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$436.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.01

Total project goal

$513.41

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$513.41

3 Donors

-$447.24

Donations toward project cost

-$436.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.84

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$66.17

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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