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Mrs. Rubow from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music! Music! Music!

My students need 16 books about music to learn of the history and culture of music.

  • $396 goal

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My Students

We have two fantastic music teachers who not only teach the mechanics of music, but also teach the history and culture of music. We would like to support their curriculum needs by providing these books in our library for teachers and students to check out, read, and use.

We have 762 very diverse students in our middle school who are from various types of backgrounds.

Many of our students struggle financially as over 62% of our students are on free and reduced price lunch. We have many students who are curious learners who want to read about all types of subjects, music included.

My Project

One benefit of having books donated to the Media Center is that all students in our school can benefit. All students can read, learn, and enjoy these books about music. They will get to learn about the history of various types of music, as well as learn about music that they get to hear on the radio. Additionally, our music teachers teach about the history and culture of music. These teachers will get to check out these books to use while teacher particular units. These books will make a huge difference to not only all of students, but our teachers as well.

We like to support as many classrooms and student needs as possible.

Our goal, as a Media Center, is to provide as many fantastic learning opportunities as possible for our students. These books will not only provide great learning opportunities for our students, but will also provide enjoyment. These books have the chance to impact all 762 students, which means the impact will be huge for our school!

Mrs. Rubow
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cool Hip-Hop Music: Create & Appreciate What Makes Music Gre • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
The Story of the Orchestra: Listen While You Learn About the • AKJ Books $17.96 1 $17.96
Ah, Music • AKJ Books $13.31 1 $13.31
An Illustrated History of Music for Young Musicians • AKJ Books $22.16 1 $22.16
Cool School Music • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
Rap Music Noel Merino • AKJ Books $33.12 1 $33.12
Eyewitness Great Musicians • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Lives of the Musicians • AKJ Books $16.28 1 $16.28
A History of Hip-Hop: The Roots of Rap Thomas Hatch, Timothy • AKJ Books $6.66 1 $6.66
Rap Scene: The Stars, the Fans, the Music Sarah W. Moore • AKJ Books $17.71 1 $17.71
Can''t Stop Won''t Stop • AKJ Books $12.58 1 $12.58
Hip Hoptionary (TM): The Dictionary of Hip Hop Terminology A • AKJ Books $9.58 1 $9.58
Book of Rhymes • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Hip-hop • AKJ Books $20.03 1 $20.03
Hip-Hop • AKJ Books $21.46 1 $21.46
The History of Hip Hop • AKJ Books $19.68 1 $19.68

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