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  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. D.
Grades 9-12
  • G W Carver Preparatory Academy
  • New Orleans, LA
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Class Set of a Book for Struggling High School Readers

My students need 40 copies (a class set) of "Ask Me No Questions" by Marina Budhos

Invisible and transitory- my students after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. I teach High School English to classroom where the majority of the students are about four years behind their grade level.

These students were dealing with horrific problems before Katrina: severe poverty, broken families, and a community marked by violence and drugs. After Katrina, they now deal with the additional hardships of a displaced community and literally becoming "invisible" to the state through the loss or destruction of their permanent records.

Marina Budhos book, "Ask Me No Questions," looks at how a young Pakistani girl finds identity in a new country as she struggles with issues of race, displacement, and a broken family. It teaches how she overcomes her obstacles to give back to her community, the exact same thing we're trying to teach our High School students. While the school I work at is over 99% African-American, this book will help them examine their own issues while exposing them to problems of another racial sub-group (and they've frequently asked me for books that "aren't about us").

I only have a class-set of an outdated Literature text book. To have a book that's both relevant and high interest will help motivate my class to read, and hopefully continue the healing in a community which has suffered so much already.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ask Me No Questions Marina Budhos • Barnes and Noble $8.09 40 $323.60

Materials cost

$323.60

Vendor shipping charges

$32.36

State sales tax

$12.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.09

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$394.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$86.49

Total project goal

$480.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$480.49

2 Donors

-$231.53

Donations toward project cost

-$196.80

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.73

match offer

-$232.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.24

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$41.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.47

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and 2 other donors.

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