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Mrs. Dugan from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Give the Gift of a Good Book!

Help me give my students at both schools the joy of reading! I can’t wait to see their faces as they fall in love with all of our favorite characters and get lost in the joys of reading!

  • $1,441 goal

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My Students

I am an elementary librarian at two different inner city Pre-K - 5 schools. There is nothing better than watching my students fall in love with new characters and authors and get swept away in the fictitious worlds those characters inhabit! Books also give them the ability to study real life far beyond our city limits without ever venturing past the walls of our small school community! My students joyfully enter the library excited to see what new books have come in, clamoring to read the next installment in their favorite series, from their favorite author or often hungry to find something new they love! There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child find the perfect-for-them book and in turning a non-avid reader into a huge fan!

My Project

There is no better way to become a better reader than to practice, practice, practice! The best way to get children to read is to help them discover characters, adventures, and literature that they truly enjoy!! There is nothing more rewarding than watching students fall in love with the art of reading and all of the benefits that reading has to it meeting a new literary friend, traveling to a new place, or discovering a new fact or tidbit of information! Help me encourage my pre-k - 5th grade students to read by helping them find the adventure and joy of exciting new books!

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

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This project will reach 410 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Elephant and Piggie (17 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $127.08 2 $254.16
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (11 Books) • AKJ Education $114.82 2 $229.64
Junie B. Jones (27 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $100.81 2 $201.62
Pigeon (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $61.31 2 $122.62
Judy Moody (8 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $35.86 2 $71.72
Favorite Author Study - Roald Dahl (5 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $29.89 2 $59.78
Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $12.56 4 $50.24
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set #2: Books 7-12 • AKJ Education $24.81 2 $49.62
Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set #1: Books 1-6 • AKJ Education $23.35 2 $46.70
Big Nate Triple Play Box Set In a Class by Himself, Big Nate Strikes Again, Big Nate on a Roll • AKJ Education $12.40 2 $24.80

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