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Mrs. Rutledge from Desoto TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Understanding our Differences

Help me give my students books and a chance to bond and start to understand themselves and what the others may be going through.

  • $506 goal

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My Students

Creating a reading culture at West Middle School is essential. I want to mentor a group of middle school girls to become lifelong readers.

I am a hardworking librarian trying to instill the love of reading to a group of middle school students .

I am fortunate to be able to serve a variety of students who need additional support when it comes to reading. My goal is for our middle school students to develop a passion or love for reading. I am looking for new ways to motivate students to become readers for life.

My Project

Middle school often marks the transition to an active social life for tweens. Book clubs provide girls with tremendous educational, social, and self-esteem-boosting benefits. Reading isn't always considered cool, but a book club is a way for your middle school girls to take control of her reading. By getting their friends involved and also finding new friends.

For many girls, middle school comes with power struggles, conflicting impulses, physical growth and strong emotions.

This book club will help middle-school girls develop deep and close friendships or bonds that will last for a lifetime.

Reading a good book can help girls not only bond but help each other through struggles they may face.

Mrs. Rutledge
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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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 40 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Skin I'm In • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70
Begging for Change • AKJ Education $5.83 30 $174.90

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