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Mrs. Rinka from Rose Hill NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

What's a Library Without Books?

My students need these books to fill their free little library. We tried to find multicultural texts, and also books that would help prepare students for kindergarten.

  • $179 goal

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My Students

My students often have to sacrifice the things we take for granted. They live in a rural area with no access to public transportation, few public housing options, and little opportunity for upward mobility. They come from homes where there is often not enough. When I say they do not have enough, I mean there is not enough food, shelter, love, money, attention, etc. Poverty is so prevalent that most of my students do not realize they are impoverished. While it may be a blessing they do not realize the depth of their poverty, they often miss out on opportunities to view learning as a curious, intriguing, and fun experience. They have been trying to get by for so long that they have forgotten how enjoyable learning can be.

My Project

We need these books to fill our first free little library. We currently have many YA novels that were donated, but we want to add children's books since that is our targeted age range. We tried to find popular, relevant, and durable books for the library since we know they will be read and reread many times over.

We hope that by introducing children to multicultural books as well as those that teach pre-kindergarten skills, we can help improve literacy in our rural town.

The addition of children's books in multiple languages will also hopefully help students improve their English language skills. Our biggest hope is that parents will spend time reading these books with their children, helping them further bond and encourage their children to become lovers of literature.

Mrs. Rinka
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Whistle for Willie • Amazon Business $6.37 1 $6.37
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes/Cabeza, Hombros, Piernas, Pies (Dual Language Baby Board Books- English/Spanish) (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $3.14 2 $6.28
Ten Tiny Babies (Classic Board Books) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
The Kindergartener's Handbook: Bilingual (English / Spanish) (Inglés / Español) ABC's, Vowels, Math, Shapes, Colors, Time, Senses, Rhymes, Science, ... Children's Learning Books (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
First 100 Words Bilingual: Primeras 100 palabras - Spanish-English Bilingual (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87
The Pout-Pout Fish • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Horns to Toes and in Between • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Giraffes Can't Dance • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) (Pictureback(R)) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Eating the Alphabet • Amazon Business $4.97 1 $4.97
Bright Baby Bilingual Touch & Feel: Words: English-Spanish Bilingual (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Whose Knees Are These? • Amazon Business $4.94 1 $4.94
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
Girl of Mine • Amazon Business $4.71 1 $4.71
The Feelings Book • Amazon Business $4.67 1 $4.67
First 100 Words • Amazon Business $4.34 1 $4.34
Moo Baa La La La • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
The Going-To-Bed Book • Amazon Business $4.19 1 $4.19
Bilingual Bright Baby Colors (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $4.01 1 $4.01
Whoever You Are (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
I'm Feeling Mad (Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood) • Amazon Business $3.87 1 $3.87
Animals: Animales (Bright Baby) (English and Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.20 1 $3.20
Bright Baby Bilingual Touch & Feel: Numbers: English-Spanish Bilingual (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $3.12 1 $3.12

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