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    is it rude to ask for books?
    By am

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    I wish there was some polite way to ask for books when parents are spending money on me in ways that I really wish they wouldn't!

    I teach in an affluent district, although I'm not what you would call "affluent." :-) Teachers at our school do have a budget, and I can get some books with the money, but not as many as I need to build my library. Everytime I get a gift certificate from a parent for a place that I really will never use (like a spa), I feel like-- oh, if that were only $___ to spend on books!!

    PLEASE don't think I'm ungrateful!! I really appreciate their kindness- I do. But it's just that I need books!

    Do you think it's rude to like put a list of books on my website as kind of a wish list? How do I tell parents that I would rather books than other gifts? I'd put books on my list that were less than $5, so there could be something for all price ranges! Help!

    Sincerely,
    Not ungrateful, just in need :-)

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