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Mrs. Hodge from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Strong Readers

Help me give my students a diverse classroom library that represents all cultures!

  • $349 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My scholars are our future leaders! They come to school each day determined to achieve the impossible! They believe success is determined by effort and perseverance and not by chance. They exemplify a nature of continual growth through exploration. They transform their mistakes into opportunities for learning. They accept responsibilities for their own actions and oppose excuses. My scholars acknowledge and honor the magnificence of every person. Their actions are guided by their character. They are accepting of others, no matter their background. They are committed to community. They are servants of mankind. They are our leaders today and our leaders of tomorrow!

My Project

Our campus holds a very unique diversity model. We ensure that all backgrounds and cultures are represented throughout the school. My current classroom library currently does not reflect all cultures. With your help, I can create a culturally rich and diverse classroom library for my students to choose books from. I want students to be able to find a book that interests them. My hope is for my students to read to learn instead of learn to read. I want to instill a love of reading at a young age, so that my students continue on to be life-long learners.

Mrs. Hodge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 17 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bad Guys Box Set: Books 1-5 • Amazon Business $19.74 1 $19.74
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Hello Lighthouse • Amazon Business $14.98 1 $14.98
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Waiting for Pumpsie • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World's Most Famous Bear • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Trombone Shorty • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Young Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present • Amazon Business $13.03 1 $13.03
Nobody Hugs a Cactus • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended) • Amazon Business $12.41 1 $12.41
Where's Rodney? • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
What Would She Do?: 25 True Stories of Trailblazing Rebel Women • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Most People • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $11.46 1 $11.46
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
Duck for President • Amazon Business $10.57 1 $10.57
Waiting • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Stephen Curry: The Children's Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
If I Built a House • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
If I Built a Car • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33

Materials cost

$261.94

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$295.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$52.21

Total project goal

$348.08

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$348.08

4 Donors

-$273.08

Donations toward project cost

-$232.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.96

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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