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Mrs. Jensen from Anchorage AK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yes We Can, Because We Have the Books!

Help me give my students the books they need to participate in Battle of the Books!

  • $592 goal

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My Students

I am the Family School Services Coordinator at a neighborhood school of 400 preschool through 5th grade students in northeast Anchorage, Alaska. According to a study by a University of Alaska sociology professor, we are one of the most diverse elementary schools in the nation. Over one-third of our students speak a second language at home, and 20% of our students qualify for our district's Child in Transition program, which means they lack a permanent place to call home.

Many of our students come to school for more than an education.

For our students, school is the place they depend on for structure and support. We try to offer a wide variety of clubs and activities to our students who otherwise may not have the opportunity.

My Project

Our students are hoping to participate in the Anchorage School District's Battle of the Books. It is the responsibility of the school or students to provide the books. With a minimal budget, it is difficult for the library to provide the books needed and the majority of our families simply cannot afford this added expense. We are asking for just two copies of each of the required books so that our students can share the books and take turns reading them. The books range from classic Newbery award winners, to graphic novels to encourage each child to participate and realize a love of reading.

Mrs. Jensen
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
North: The Amazing Story Of Arctic Migration (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $18.40 2 $36.80
Mary's Wild Winter Feast • Amazon Business $14.75 2 $29.50
The Boy Who Invented TV: The Story of Philo Farnsworth • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger series) • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Short • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Hero on a Bicycle • Amazon Business $10.75 2 $21.50
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One) • Amazon Business $10.66 2 $21.32
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $10.39 2 $20.78
Bunnicula: A Rabbit Tale of Mystery • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Weather or Not (Upside-Down Magic #5) • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Ghost (Track) • Amazon Business $9.48 2 $18.96
The Inquisitor's Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog • Amazon Business $9.44 2 $18.88
Circus Mirandus • Amazon Business $9.24 2 $18.48
The Journey That Saved Curious George Young Readers Edition: The True Wartime Escape of Margret and H.A. Rey • Amazon Business $8.79 2 $17.58
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor (Frank Einstein series #1): Book One • Amazon Business $8.60 2 $17.20
Cold Cereal (Cold Cereal Saga) • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Ruby Lee and Me • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Honus and Me: A Baseball Card Adventure • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Legend of the Ghost Dog • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
Waiting for the Magic • Amazon Business $6.48 2 $12.96
Half Magic (Tales of Magic) • Amazon Business $6.39 2 $12.78
Fangbone! Third-Grade Barbarian • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The War That Saved My Life • Amazon Business $5.63 2 $11.26

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