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Mrs. Ryan from Saint Louis MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fall For Reading!

My students need a variety of books in our classroom library that are both culturally relevant and appropriate for their reading abilities.

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

When you find a good book it is like finding a good friend. Reading can take you around the world and let you experience things through the eyes of others. Being exposed to a variety of stories also helps you grow as a writer. My students are learning to love reading and I want to help.

Walking into my classroom you will find a diverse mix of students.

I teach in Missouri, working with mostly African American and Hispanic students. Our school is in a very low socioeconomic area and the children that I teach do not always have the opportunities that others might. I love every minute of my job; showing these wonderful children a world of possibilities by sharing the stories and experiences of cultures that are all around them.

My Project

I am requesting a variety of books that would help my students continue their love of reading. I want them to see that there are stories of people that they can relate to and use this to help them grow as readers and writers. So often in classroom libraries you find very little literature that is culturally relevant. When you are reading stories to your children and the characters do not look like them or have experiences that are like theirs, it is hard to build that excitement and interest that carries over into their own lives.

Your donation can help bring these relevant experiences to my children.

You can help build a library full of great books that my students will love reading. The African proverb "It takes a whole village to raise a child" is so true, and together we can help the children in this community thrive.

Mrs. Ryan
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.93 1 $9.93
Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School Mark Teague • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Good Night for Ghosts (Magic Tree House Series #42) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.63 1 $8.63
Small Steps Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Something Beautiful Sharon Dennis Wyeth, Sharon Dennis Wyeth (Illustrator), Chris K. Soentpiet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt Deborah Hopkinson, James Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold, Faith Riggold • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Follow the Drinking Gourd Jeanette Winter, Jeanette Winter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Nappy Hair Carolivia Herron, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hip Hop Land Omar Shaheed • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
People Could Fly: American Black Folktales Virginia Hamilton, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.36 1 $21.36
The Barber's Cutting Edge Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert, Raymond Holbert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Dove Dianne Stewart, Jude Daly (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Jumping Tree Rene Saldana • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
A Picture Book of George Washington Carver David A. Adler, Dan Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
A Picture Book of Jackie Robinson David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
A Picture Book of Rosa Parks David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
A Picture Book of Benjamin Franklin David A. Adler, John Wallner (Illustrator), Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
A Picture Book of Helen Keller David A. Adler, John Wallner (Illustrator), Alexandra Wallner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
"A" Is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women Lynne Cheney, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Robin Preiss Glasser (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $12.20 1 $12.20
Who Was Sacagawea? Judith Bloom Fradin, Dennis Brindell Fradin, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Leonardo da Vinci: A Nonfiction Companion to Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Nelson Mandela (DK Biography Series) Lenny Hort, Laaren Brown • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Albert Einstein? Jess Brallier, Robert Parker (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Robert Andrew Parker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Van Gogh and the Sunflowers (Anholt's Artists Books for Children Series) Laurence Anholt • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Who Was Marco Polo? (Who Was...? Series) Joan Holub, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Thomas Alva Edison? Margaret Frith, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? Roberta Edwards, True Kelley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Ben Franklin? Dennis Brindell Fradin, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Abraham Lincoln? Janet Pascal, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was Harry Houdini? Tui T. Sutherland, John O'Brien (Illustrator), Nancy Harrison (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who Was King Tut? Roberta Edwards, True Kelley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
George Washington and the General's Dog (Step Into Reading: Step 3 Reading on Your Own) Murphy • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
John Henry Julius Lester, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Jack and the Beanstalk Carol Ottolenghi, Manufactured by McGraw-Hill Childrens Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Kate and the Beanstalk Mary Pope Osborne, Giselle Potter (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $30.88 1 $30.88
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.77 1 $10.77
Stink and the Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Stink and the World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series) Peter H. Reynolds, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Judy Moody and Stink: The Holly Joliday Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dear Dumb Diary: Boxed Set Books 1-4 Jim Benton • Barnes and Noble $17.24 1 $17.24

Materials cost

$356.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.08

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.35

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$385.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.69

Total project goal

$470.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$470.52

11 Donors

-$470.52

Donations toward project cost

-$385.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.69

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$0.00

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