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Ms. P. from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where Historical Fiction and Nonfiction Meet

My students need historical fiction books for our next unit.

  • $382 goal

This project expired on March 3, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I was shocked today when my students were unaware of the black panthers, the Gestapo, and Abraham Lincoln's role in the civil war. I realized I need to change this quickly!

My students have not paid attention in history class and instead of blaming them or their teachers I decided to put a stop to their lack of historical knowledge.

I have developed a unit that links historical fiction with nonfiction. Now I just need the books . Not to mention, my students have an extremely difficult time with informational text so I decided to pair my nonfiction unit with historical fiction so student's don't get bogged down in too much information!

My Project

I have requested a plethora of historical nonfiction books that my student can read along with informational texts that explain the time period they are reading about. I have a good amount of nonfiction resources, but I have also purchased some nonfiction texts that correspond with the historical fiction.

This project is so important because we cannot leave our youth uneducated about history.

We can't let a room full of African American students not know about the the black panthers and the civil rights movement. This is our history and everyone deserves an opportunity to learn about it and from it. Please give in order to make educated, informed students a reality and not just an ideal.

Ms. P.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dead End in Norvelt • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
Jumped Rita Williams-Garcia • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
The Cay • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
War Comes to Willy Freeman • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Let the Circle Be Unbroken • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Words by Heart • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
North by Night • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Ashes of Roses • AKJ Books $4.75 1 $4.75
Going Home • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Jar Of Dreams • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Sold • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
After Tupac and D Foster • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
16 Going on 21 (Denim Diaries #1), Vol. 1 Darrien Lee • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
One Crazy Summer • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Leigh Ann''s Civil War • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Numbering All the Bones Ann Rinaldi • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
The Way the Crow Flies • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
A Time of Miracles • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dreamland Sarah Dessen, D. Brodie (Editor) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Through My Eyes • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Historical Fiction • AKJ Books $40.08 1 $40.08
Holocaust • AKJ Books $26.24 1 $26.24
Civil War • AKJ Books $34.24 1 $34.24
Dear America: Standing in the Light: Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
World War II and the Holocaust • AKJ Books $38.63 1 $38.63

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