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Ms. Dudash from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Lunchtime Book Clubs Are Back!

My students need the books nominated for the 2017-18 CA Young Readers Medal (Salt to the Sea, Ms. Rapscott's Girls, Orbiting Jupiter, and Dash: Dogs of World War II) so they can engage deeply with high quality literature in our lunchtime book clubs.

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My Students

"Yaaaaaaaay!" That was the response to my announcement that we were going to revive our lunchtime book club program this year. It was a thrilling sound to hear, although I shouldn't have been surprised-- my students loooove to read!

Our urban, K-8 public school currently serves an economically and ethnically diverse population of 285 students.

77% of students receiving free and reduced lunch and nearly 40% being English language learners.

As a small school in the middle of a big city, we have the luxury of forming close, lasting relationships with our students, which helps them navigate the difficult transition from childhood to adolescence.

My Project

I am requesting the 10 copies of the books nominated for the CA Young Readers Medal for the 17-18 school year (Salt to the Sea, Ms. Rapscott's Girls, Orbiting Jupiter, and Dash: Dogs of World War II). We will use them in lunchtime book clubs, which students are eager to participate in. Once students read all three books in a category, they can vote on which book should win this real, student-chosen award! After we have finished book clubs, the books will move to the book room, where they can be enjoyed by reading groups for years to come.

Book clubs integrate literacy, critical thinking, and social skills into a winning combination.

Help our students become life-long lovers of books and reading!

Ms. Dudash
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Salt to the Sea • Amazon Business $9.45 10 $94.50
Ms. Rapscott's Girls • Amazon Business $7.58 10 $75.80
Orbiting Jupiter • Amazon Business $7.40 10 $74.00
Dash (Dogs of World War II) • Amazon Business $7.19 10 $71.90

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