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Ms. Johnson from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who is? Nonfiction Texts for Reading!!

My students need "Who is..." nonfiction texts to create a more meaningful reading unit.

  • $608 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Low-income. Homeless. High poverty. These are words that people often use to describe our scholars.

However, the words people should concentrate on are high achievers, determined learners, and creative thinkers.

We are scholars who have a hunger to learn, a passion for knowledge, and a need to succeed. We are looking to expand our critical-thinking skills, explore our creativity, and develop our talents for twenty-first-century learning. We are looking to develop our gifts and talents and need your help to do so.

My Project

During our most recent reading unit, it became apparent that our classroom library is lacking relevant biographies. My scholars were asked to find a nonfiction text that they could relate to but this proved to be difficult when every text was about someone who lived long ago and was of another race. We need books that our scholars can relate to and interact with.

My scholars need relevant biographies to help them learn about nonfiction texts.

By brining in books with household names like Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Steve Jobs, Dr. Seuss, and so many more my scholars will be able to choose books that they are not only excited about but that also are relevant to their lives.

Ms. Johnson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Was Amelia Earhart? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 2 $32.00
Who Was Albert Einstein? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 2 $32.00
Who Was Steve Jobs? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is J. K. Rowling? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Muhammad Ali? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Nelson Mandela? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Gandhi? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Derek Jeter? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Maya Angelou? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was George Washington Carver? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Michael Jackson? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Dr. Seuss? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Michelle Obama? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Barack Obama? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Susan B. Anthony? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Blackbeard? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Rosa Parks? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Helen Keller? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Harriet Tubman? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Cesar Chavez? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Is Sonia Sotomayor? • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Who Is Hillary Clinton? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Who Was Jackie Robinson? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Who Were The Three Stooges? (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03

Materials cost

$478.88

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.06

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.07

Total project goal

$607.13

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.13

3 Donors

-$557.13

Donations toward project cost

-$473.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$83.57

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

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$0.00

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