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Ms. Rausch from Florissant MO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Reading Relevant

My students need class sets of more culturally and topically relevant books.

  • $767 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

When young people see themselves in literature, it makes reading more relevant. One of my students recently read "Dear Martin" by Nic Stone in two days. She hurried back to my classroom and begged me for more books just like it. I became a teacher to expand the realm of possibilities for my students. Culturally and topically relevant literature will help make that happen. While this project is just the beginning of an effort to fill my classroom with books my kids will love, I am hoping to get a full class set of "Dear Martin" and "Why We Can't Wait."

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

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This project will reach 138 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
DEAR MARTIN • AKJ Education $13.13 30 $393.90
Why We Can't Wait • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70

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