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Mrs. Bakely from Moorestown NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Are These Guys?

My students need biographies about famous males to increase their interest in reading and the world around them.

  • $270 goal

This project expired on May 15, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The boys in my reading classes hate to read. They need books that capture their interest. What could be better than books about the famous names they hear about every day?

My students are all struggling readers in 9th and 10th grade.

Our school is very college prep oriented and many of the students have given up on their desires to be better students by the time they get to me. They need materials that motivate them to read, and to practice their skills.

My Project

I would like biographies of famous males such as Vince Lombardi, Ben Mezrich, Tony Hawk, Joe Lewis, and many more that my students can read. They may struggle with reading, but they hear about famous people on the radio, TV and from their peers. It would be great to provide them with the resources they need to learn more about these people and practice the skills they so desperately need to improve.

It would mean so much to my students to have books that not only are age appropriate, but also contain current content that is relevant to their lives at the moment.

They would enjoy getting in their practice reading and be excited to share the information they learned.

Mrs. Bakely
Grades 9-12

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tony Hawk: Professional Skateboarder Tony Hawk, Sean Mortimer, With Sean Mortimer • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Lil Wayne Janice Rockworth • AKJ BOOKS $6.79 1 $6.79
Tupac Shakur Vibe Magazine, the Editors of Vibe Magazine (Editor), Foreword by Quincy Jones, Preface by Alan Light • AKJ BOOKS $11.67 1 $11.67
50 Cent Michael V. Uschan • AKJ BOOKS $28.59 1 $28.59
All by My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me Jeff Dunham • AKJ BOOKS $15.96 1 $15.96
The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal Ben Mezrich • AKJ BOOKS $11.12 1 $11.12
Here's the Situation Mike Sorrentino, Chris Milles • AKJ BOOKS $10.45 1 $10.45
The Murder of King Tut James Patterson, Martin Dugard • AKJ BOOKS $5.96 1 $5.96
That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set it on the Path to Glory John Eisenberg • AKJ BOOKS $9.17 1 $9.17
My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an American Tragedy Nora Titone, Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin • AKJ BOOKS $20.14 1 $20.14
Irish Thunder: The Hard Life and Times of Micky Ward Bob Halloran • AKJ BOOKS $9.17 1 $9.17
Uncle Al Capone: The Untold Story from Inside His Family Deirdre Marie Capone • AKJ BOOKS $16.57 1 $16.57
Joe Louis: Hard Times Man Randy Roberts, Don Lamm • AKJ BOOKS $20.90 1 $20.90
The Flight of the Century: Charles Lindbergh and the Rise of American Aviation Thomas Kessner • AKJ BOOKS $19.16 1 $19.16

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