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Mrs. Rankin from Osseo WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

More Choice = More Reading

Help me give my students access to more books in our classroom to help spark a love of reading.

  • $304 goal

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My Students

My school is set in a small rural community. Farming and school sports are my students' lives. Last year I had several students say that the reason they don't like English class is because the books are old and boring. They expressed that if they were given more options and freedom in picking what to read they would like it more.

When they learned that they would be spending 8th grade self selecting books that interested them, they got excited.

Many of my students come from families who can't afford to travel or leave their farms. Books are a way to travel and expand your world even if you aren't able to leave your hometown.

My Project

According to Scholastic, “Experts claim a classroom library should have at least 20 books per student, so a typical class of 28 students would have a classroom library of close to 600 match books to the many different readers in their classrooms.” Right now our classroom is far short of that goal.

I want students to have have books at their fingertips in hopes that this will foster in them a love of reading.

Many of these students have claimed they haven’t ever found a book they liked. Your donation would provide my students with greater access to stories that inspire them and hopefully turn them into life-long readers.

Mrs. Rankin
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone • AKJ Education $6.83 4 $27.32
The Unwanted • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Warcross • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The Hate U Give Movie Tie-in Edition • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Dear Evan Hansen • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
The 57 Bus • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Poet X • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Am Malala • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Glass Castle • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 1 $11.17
Wonder • AKJ Education $9.78 1 $9.78
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Upside of Unrequited • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Drowned City • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Out of My Mind • AKJ Education $6.99 1 $6.99
Sold • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
The Thing About Jellyfish • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Inside Out and Back Again • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Love That Dog • AKJ Education $5.59 1 $5.59

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