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Ms. Poutre from Quincy MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Women in History: Inspirational Stories for Young Readers

Help me give my students books about the inspirational, true stories of history-making women.

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My Students

Our student body is a wonderful mixture of different cultures. We have about 600 students in grades K-4, and our staff is full of amazing, dedicated people who truly love this school and its students.

Our students love to read and are always excited for book-borrowing times in our library, as well as hearing their classroom teachers or media specialists read aloud to them.

We encourage our students to be curious, independent, and caring, especially when it comes to reading and borrowing books from our library. They are able to choose a book, learn from it, and understand that they are responsible for caring for that book while it's in their possession. They not only get to choose fun, exciting books to read, but are learning life lessons in the process!

My Project

This project will provide 30 new titles for our library, specifically about women and girls who have made great contributions to society. All of our K-4 students will have the opportunity to check out picture books about women from different walks of life who made history and continue to inspire children today. Titles like Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code, I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, Mae Among the Stars (about astronaut Mae Jemison), and Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story will inform students about women who should be recognized for their work in science, math, technology, literature, entertainment, politics & government, and social justice movements.

Ms. Poutre
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 580 students.

10 donors have given to this project.

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Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
The Watcher: Jane Goodall's Life with the Chimps • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Molly, by Golly!: The Legend of Molly Williams, America's First Female Firefighter • Amazon Business $14.21 1 $14.21
Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books) • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Herstory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: The Woman Who Loved Reptiles • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World (Vashti Harrison) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
A Lady Has the Floor: Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Dress Like a Girl • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
The Girl Who Thought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $11.77 1 $11.77
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win (Women in Science) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The World Is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Girl Who Ran: Bobbi Gibb, The First Woman to Run the Boston Marathon • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Who Was Coretta Scott King? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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