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Mr. H. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drown by Junot Diaz

The cost of a class set of Junot Diaz's novel "Drown" is $510, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $510 goal

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I'm teaching two intermediate ESL classes. I know most of the students from last year and am looking for some more captivating literature to use this year. I think Junot Diaz's collection of short stories called "Drown" would be great. About 90% of my students are Dominican-New Yorkers as is Junot Diaz. In short, I think Diaz is a captivating writer and gives voice (in English) to a growing Dominican population. I love his writing and think the students will too. Unfortunately our book room mostly contains watered-down and simplified adaptations of "classics" like A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol. Each year most money budgeted for books is used to replace lost or damaged books, rather than to buy new work. With a class set of books, we can research, read, and compare stories in small groups in multiple classes. Please consider donating a class set (34) of "Drown" to these students.

Mr. H.
Grades 9-12
  • John F Kennedy High School
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drown • Barnes &amp; Noble $11.70 34 $397.80

Materials cost

$397.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$418.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.80

Total project goal

$510.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.00

1 Donor

-$481.00

Donations toward project cost

-$419.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.98

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$0.00

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