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Mrs. Folkmire from Duquesne PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

New and Relevant Literature

Help me give my students an opportunity to read new and relevant literature from Award winning author Jason Reynolds.

  • $589 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2020.

This project expired on June 23, 2020.

My Students

Our students are an energetic, curious and intelligent group of children. The surrounding community they come from is distressed. 100% of our children receive free lunch. Despite these challenges, as the school librarian, I see an excitement for reading and the numerous ways students can see success through reading.

Our students love learning.

Reading new, relevant and culturally responsive literature is important to their identity, their educational development and can help their appreciation for literature grow from a young age.

My Project

I want to give my students opportunities to read culturally relevant and award winning literature. These sets of books will expose my students to award winning Jason Reynolds literature. We will use these books to read as a class in coordination of an author study.

These book sets will allow students who may be reluctant readers to be exposed to an award winning author who writes for kids who are at times forgotten in literature.

I want to expose my students to an author who was a reluctant reader, writer who has seen success in a field he didn't see success in as a child.

Mrs. Folkmire
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 20 $263.80
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $9.99 20 $199.80

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