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Mrs. Rutherford from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


Help me give my students the gift of books that reflect their culture.

  • $685 goal

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My Students

My school is a Title I school that sits in the heart of Washington, DC. I have a group of 67 students who are fun loving, eager-to-learn new things, excited about school and love to read. My classroom would be considered a melting pot of cultural heritage and social needs. Many of my students have been in the U.S. less than 4 years. They inspire me every day.

To meet their needs, we incorporate a variety of learning strategies, group work, and alternative seating and learning options to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are!

My Project

My students will check out books much like a library. They have their favorite options in my very own classroom. I take classroom polls before requesting books in an attempt to select the most popular books for my students to check out and have available. We would very much appreciate optional reading materials in our classroom!

Having extra reading options in my classroom will allow me to encourage a lifelong love of reading for my students!

Oftentimes, many of my students' favorite selections are unavailable in the school or public library. In an effort to support my students, I've learned that I must first provide interesting books in our own classroom! My goal is to find at least one interesting book for my students to independently read throughout each school year.

Mrs. Rutherford
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handbook for Boys • AKJ Education $6.56 10 $65.60
Make Your Own Manga: Create Your Own Original Anime Stories and Manga Comics! • AKJ Education $7.89 5 $39.45
Black Boy White School • AKJ Education $13.13 2 $26.26
The Righteous Revenge of Artemis Bonner • AKJ Education $5.10 5 $25.50
We Are America A Tribute from the Heart • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80
Autobiography of My Dead Brother • AKJ Education $10.99 2 $21.98
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $8.02 2 $16.04
Anne Frank - Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $7.67 2 $15.34
Scorpions • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
145th Street: Short Stories • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Fallen Angels • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 40 • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 42 • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 41 • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 9 Heji vs Hinata • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 15 Haruto's Ninja Handbook • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 14 Hokage Vs. Hokage!! • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Naruto, Vol. 10 A Splendid Ninja • AKJ Education $7.29 2 $14.58
Looking Like Me • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Me, Mop, and the Moondance Kid • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Pick-Up Game: A Full Day of Full Court • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66
Darnell Rock Reporting • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Lunch Lady #2: Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Muhammad Ali • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Ida B. Wells Let the Truth Be Told • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Won't Know 'Til I Get There • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
Hardy Boys The New Case Files #1: Crawling with Zombies Crawling With Zombies • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Monster • AKJ Education $7.69 1 $7.69
Bad Boy A Memoir • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto: Chapter Book, Vol. 13 Beauty Is the Beast • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Naruto Chapter Book 5: Bridge of Courage • AKJ Education $3.64 2 $7.28
Slam! • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56

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