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Ms. Rausch from Florissant MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Expanding Our Horizons Through Books

My students need a classroom library filled with diverse books like We Were Here, All American Boys, Chains: Seeds of America, and other books that expose them to various cultures and topics relevant to today's teenagers. I believe these authors will help my kids learn to LOVE reading.

  • $337 goal

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My Students

Our learning community has a population of roughly 2000 kids with nearly half coming from economically challenged environments.

My brilliantly clever students have yet to imagine the possibilities for their future.

They regularly delight me with their creativity and their desire to learn.

We come from diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds so we work really hard in our classroom environment to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and others by asking questions and reading great literature and writing as often as possible.

My Project

While students should be able to connect their own experiences to literature, they should also be able to look into the lives' of others and learn from them.

I want my students to fall in love with the possibilities that books can offer.

Our in-class library is lacking culturally and topically diverse literature. My students need a classroom library filled with diverse books like We Were Here, All American Boys, Chains: Seeds of America, and other books that expose them to various cultures and topics relevant to today's teenagers. The addition of the books from this project will open windows into the lives of a variety of characters in many different situations, all relatable to today's teenagers.

Students will read independently as well as engage in literature circles, book clubs, and/or socratic seminars. With these books, they will take the lead in their learning.

Ms. Rausch
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 138 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Laurie Halse Anderson (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $44.10 1 $44.10
The Crank Trilogy Crank; Glass; Fallout • AKJ Education $28.46 1 $28.46
Between the World and Me • AKJ Education $18.25 1 $18.25
March 3 • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
March 2 • AKJ Education $17.96 1 $17.96
Harlem's Little Blackbird • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
As Brave As You • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
March: Book One • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
All American Boys • AKJ Education $10.75 1 $10.75
Burned • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Wintergirls • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Boy in the Black Suit • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
We Were Here • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Secret Sky A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Mexican WhiteBoy • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Forge • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Ghost • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Chains: Seeds of America • AKJ Education $4.98 1 $4.98

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