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  • $503 goal

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Ms. David
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Guiding Readers

My students need collections of books on CD.

My Students

"Children who cannot read fluently by the end of second grade will struggle in school forever after. And if they struggle in school, they struggle in life. Reading is at the heart of all achievement. Without it, the American dream is out of reach. With it, anything is possible." - Pleasant T. Rowland

My first grade students attend an inner city, low income school in Indiana where 90% of our students are on the free/reduced lunch program.

My students are loving, kind, intelligent, inquisitive, and unique. They come to school every day ready to learn, and in our community, that is very rare. Many of them are home alone in the evening while their parents are working 2-3 jobs to make the ends meet.

My Project

Listening to someone read is one of the best ways to inspire children to continue reading on their own and to choose to read in their free time. I have several struggling readers in my class who are 2 grades below where they should be and they have been held back in a year, maybe two. They are living in such poverty that they hoard crackers from breakfast so will have something to eat before they go to bed.

Living vicariously through characters in books may be the only way these kids get to see what else is outside the walls of their community.

Who knows, maybe they will read about a character that inspires them to make a difference in this world.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jamie Lee Curtis''s Books to Grow By: Treasury Jamie Lee Curt • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
Freddie the Frog and the Bass Chef Monster: 2nd Adventure: B • AKJ Books $17.48 1 $17.48
Second Grade Rules, Amber Brown Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (I • AKJ Books $17.06 1 $17.06
Saturdays and Teacakes • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: A Special Christmas Editi • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Bad Rats • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
One Hundred Days, Plus One • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
Party Animals Kathie Lee Gifford, Peter Bay Alexandersen (Il • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
CD-Berenstain Bears Stories • AKJ Books $13.10 1 $13.10
Little Diva • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Sheep in a Shop • AKJ Books $10.99 1 $10.99
CD-Something Big Has Been Here • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
CD-Jamie Lee Curtis CD Audio Collection: Is There Really a Huma • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
CD-Where the Wild Things Are (Audio) • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Tall Tales: Volume 2 • AKJ Books $8.72 1 $8.72
Tacky the Penguin • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Curious George Gets a Medal: Book & CD H. A. Rey, Margret Re • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Owl Babies • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Horton Hears a Who and Other Sounds of Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Oh, the Places You''ll Go! and The Lorax Dr. Seuss, Read by T • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
One Tiny Turtle with Audio, Peggable: Read, Listen & Wonder • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Ella the Elegant Elephant • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Mouse Soup [I Can Read Series, Level 2] Arnold Lobel, Arnold • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Giraffes Can''t Dance • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Skippjon Jones in the Dog House • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Ice Bear • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Pocket for Corduroy Book and CD • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
I Miss You, Stinky Face • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Hop on Pop: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Dr. Seuss''s ABC: Book & CD Dr. Seuss • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Surprising Sharks • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Jack and the Beanstalk (Flip Up Fairy Tales Series) Barbara • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
T. Rex • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Gentle Giant Octopus • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
My First Nursery Songs • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Cars • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Thomas and the Rumors: Pictureback with CD Inside Hit Entert • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cinderella Disney Press • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Martina the Beautiful CockroachBook Title/CD • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Over in the Meadow Michael Evans (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Five Little Ducks • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed-CD Only • AKJ Books $3.65 1 $3.65

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