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

Readers are Leaders

My students need books and stories with positive characters that reflect their culture.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a reading specialist working with grades K-2. The early grades are where we need to promote a love of reading and a love of books. My students love to read. We love to share books and have book talks. They love to tell me about what they are reading and I share with them what I am reading.

I want to grow passionate thoughtful readers and ignite their love of reading.

As a school we are promoting a culture of reading. I want to grow my classroom library to include more titles that mirror the culture of students in my classroom.

When children can see themselves portrayed positively in a book they are more inclined to envision themselves with a bright future. Culturally relevant books will help my students discover their passion for reading.

My Project

My students need books and stories with positive characters and role models that reflect their culture. Promoting a love of reading is what I strive to bring my students everyday. As a reading specialist I know the importance of daily reading. I tell my students every day that reading is hard word but the more you read the better reader you will become.

Having books and stories with characters that my students can identify with will help them grow as readers.

Choosing books that interest them will help capture their attention which will lead to my students becoming voracious readers.

The best way to increase reading ability is to read more, and these books will continue to help my students grow stronger in reading.

Frank Sarafini said "There is no such thing as a child who hates to read, only children that have not found the right book." This project will help my students discover their love for books and their love of reading

Mrs. Rudge
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 75 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I'm a Pretty Little Black Girl! (I'm a Girl! Collection) • Amazon Business $10.28 2 $20.56
Dancing in the Wings • Amazon Business $6.74 2 $13.48
My Best Friend • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Junebug in Trouble • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nikki and Deja: Birthday Blues • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
EllRay Jakes Rocks the Holidays! • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Keena Ford and the Secret Journal Mix-Up • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Nikki and Deja: Nikki and Deja, Book One • Amazon Business $5.15 2 $10.30
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken • Amazon Business $5.09 2 $10.18
Sugar Plum Ballerinas #1: Plum Fantastic • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Miami Jackson Makes the Play (A Stepping Stone Book) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
Julian, Secret Agent (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.99 2 $9.98
The Story Of Ruby Bridges: Special Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $4.88 2 $9.76
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $4.53 2 $9.06
EllRay Jakes Is a Rock Star • Amazon Business $4.30 2 $8.60
The Missing Fox (Scholastic Reader, Level 2: Katie Fry, Private Eye #2) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
The Clubhouse (Penguin Young Readers, Level 3) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Don't Throw It to Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Katie Fry, Private Eye #1: The Lost Kitten • Amazon Business $3.99 2 $7.98
More Spaghetti, I Say! (Scholastic Reader Level 2) • Amazon Business $3.82 2 $7.64
I Am #12: Lebron James • Amazon Business $3.77 2 $7.54
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon Business $3.18 2 $6.36
When I Grow Up: Misty Copeland (Scholastic Reader, Level 3) • Amazon Business $2.89 2 $5.78
Just For You! Don't Hit Me • Amazon Business $5.07 1 $5.07
EllRay Jakes Stands Tall • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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