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Washington Post: This teacher raised money for 1,000 books so her students would learn to love reading


By Hannah Natanson[Corrina Reamer] picks the possibilities from a meticulously curated library of almost 1,000 books she houses on shelves painted turquoise and burnt-orange in her third-floor classroom — a library she paid for through online fundraisers and grants. Reamer, 45, offers the teens texts meant to feel familiar: The characters might resemble her students, practice their religion, speak their language....Reamer estimates she garnered roughly $10,000 over the past three years by soliciting donations on the website DonorsChoose, while $5,000 more came from grants and from an Alexandria parent-teacher group.This month, she’s hosting two DonorsChoose fundraisers: one for paperbacks and magazines “that should fit in any teen’s back pockets” and one for “a selection of classics.”Read the full story on The Washington Post.

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