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Mr. Stanton from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Book of their Own

The cost of 40 copies of Neighborhood Odes from Barnes and Noble is $295, 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>.

  • $317 goal

This project expired on April 27, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach 4th grade in an urban school. Most of my students are from immigrant families with little or no literacy. They have few, if any, books at home. One of the most important goals for me is to instill in my students a love of books. That I can do! I can fill their minds with great stories and poetry. I can show them that there is great writing that talks about their lives, their experience, their families. I need your help to give them a book that does all this. Neighborhood Odes by Gary Soto is full of odes to weddings, to tortillas, to lawn sprinklers! This collection will be a wonderful way for me to introduce my students to poetry that speaks to them. This is so important at the start of the year because many people (adults, too!) don't think poetry can mean something to them. But I want to do more than share the book with them--I want to give it them so they can take it home and share with their family. I want them to own something that they can read at dinner, in bed, when they visit their grandparents. Help me give a gift of reading that starts in the classroom--and then goes way beyond!

Mr. Stanton
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Neighborhood Odes Gary Soto, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 40 $214.00

Materials cost

$214.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$259.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.93

Total project goal

$316.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$316.26

1 Donor

-$298.23

Donations toward project cost

-$260.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$38.23

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.84

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$0.00

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