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Ms. Ferguson from Urbana IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Is That?

My students need picture book biographies!

  • $338 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My first graders love to learn and read and I want to provide them with excellent reading material.

My school has a high-poverty rate of about 91%, but that doesn't stop my first graders from wanting to learn!

My class is full of young students who want to learn as much as possible and share their learning with others. They come to school each day ready to learn.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of biography picture books to use as read alouds and to put in our classroom library. My students love non-fiction and they love learning about people! It is important for my students to learn about what others have done, so they can start thinking about what they would like to do when they grow up.

These books will help my first graders enhance their love of reading and give them plenty of chances to learn about others through these biographies.

It will help our non-fiction book collection grow.

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Ms. Ferguson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Henri's Scissors • Amazon $13.59 2 $27.18
Star Stuff: Carl Sagan and the Mysteries of the Cosmos • Amazon $13.59 2 $27.18
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone • Amazon $16.13 1 $16.13
The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art • Amazon $14.85 1 $14.85
Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon $14.66 1 $14.66
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) • Amazon $14.35 1 $14.35
Earmuffs for Everyone!: How Chester Greenwood Became Known as the Inventor of Earmuffs • Amazon $14.21 1 $14.21
On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein • Amazon $13.98 1 $13.98
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon $13.86 1 $13.86
Harlem's Little Blackbird • Amazon $13.38 1 $13.38
Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World • Amazon $13.33 1 $13.33
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane • Amazon $12.89 1 $12.89
The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos • Amazon $12.79 1 $12.79
Papa Is a Poet: A Story About Robert Frost • Amazon $12.77 1 $12.77
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia • Amazon $12.75 1 $12.75

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