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Ms. Rodriguez from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Take-Home Lending Library!

Help me give my students high interest books for a take-home lending library.

  • $515 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

As a teacher in an inner-city public school, I've learned so much from my students' resilience. They inspire me to be the best teacher that I can be every day. I teach in the heart of the Bronx. My school is a Title I school. This means that my students are at risk of failure and live at or near poverty. Although​ they face hardships and cope with a variety of circumstances at home, they walk into my classroom with ​incredible enthusiasm and a desire to learn.

I teach 30 bright and enthusiastic children that deserve to have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.

My Project

Parents always ask me what they can do at home to support their child's reading comprehension. My response is always the same, take time to read a good book and engage your child in meaningful conversations about it.

Accessibility to quality books at home is critical to promote language acquisition, literacy and comprehension skills but most importantly it builds a partnership between the school and home.

I'm confident that this lending library will be an incredible resource to the families of my students. It will encourage and provide them with great books to read at home with their child.

Since most of the books in my classroom library are devoted to in-class reading, I want to create a separate selection of equally desirable books that students can borrow and take home to read. Your donation will not only ensure that quality books are available for my students to read but it will share and promote the love of reading fostered in our classroom to my student's family at home.

Ms. Rodriguez
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cam Jansen (26 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $97.08 1 $97.08
Horrible Harry (19 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $70.94 1 $70.94
Easy to Read (12 Books) • AKJ Education $40.32 1 $40.32
Young Cam Jansen (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $36.59 1 $36.59
Arnold Lobel (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.85 1 $35.85
Step Into Reading (10 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.84 1 $35.84
Backyard Books (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $30.57 1 $30.57
George and Martha: Round and Round Early Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Iris and Walter • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
George and Martha Early Reader • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Iris and Walter and the Birthday Party • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Iris and Walter and the Field Trip • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Iris and Walter: The School Play • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
Iris and Walter • AKJ Education $2.91 2 $5.82
The Fox and the Stork • AKJ Education $2.88 2 $5.76

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