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Bring Us Historical Fiction!
$2,050 raised
102% of $2k goal
18 contributors
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Ended Dec 20, 2018

I’m Trisha Parks an 8th Grade Humanities teacher at Cedar Park Middle School. Our Humanities course covers three (yes 3!) subjects: History, Reading, and Writing.   We are using book clubs to spark interest and discussion amongst our 300 kiddos.  While we had a few historical fiction titles, some were not popular/liked AND we need multiple copies per title in order to form proper book clubs.  


The beauty of book clubs is students have a choice in the title they will read.  This means we have a cross section of lower and higher reading levels to choose from.  


As you may have guessed, I'm one of those teachers who spends a lot of my own time reading Young Adult novels just so I can stay current and be able to match books to students.  I believe in the value of reading about historical events, especially around the U.S. History events we teach in class.  


I also know through my 28 years of experience, the more a student reads, the more motivated they become to read, (because the skill increases).  The better the reader, the better the writer, the better the thinker, and a better informed student is the outcome.  


All students in 8th grade (including ELL, IEPs, 504s, and TAG students) will be able to choose their own high-interest reading if we fully fund this project! 


Titles to strengthen 8th Grade, Historical Fiction, Book Clubs


Long Term Goal:10 sections of 8th grade Humanities, 5 books per section = 50 books per title.





All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds




Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix 




Come August Come Freedom, by Gigi Amateau, 




Ashes   By Laurie Halsey Anderson





A Soldier's Secret: The Incredible True Story Of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero, Marissa Moss,  


$6.94 (paperback only)


The Fifth of March, by Anne Rinaldi  




Kindred, By Octavia E Butler 




To Stay Alive, by Skila Brown 





Ghost Boys, by Jewell Parker Rhodes





A Break with Charity, by Anne Rinaldi




An Unlikely Friendship, by Anne Rinaldi 




The Ransom of Mercy Carter, by Carolyn B Cooney  





Total $ 2,001.50


This project is supported by the Beaverton Education Foundation.

Founded in 1988, the Beaverton Education Foundation raises money to provide hands-on innovative academic enrichment and advancement programs & projects that go beyond normal school funding at all Beaverton public schools and is a 501(c)(3) community-based nonprofit organization. BEF mobilizes community resources to fund innovative classroom, summer and after-school programs.

In the event that this project does not reach its goal, BEF may apply the funds received to another project in need.

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