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Ms. McFarland from Charlotte NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Classroom Novel Set for Novel Readers

My students need a classroom set of a novel. This novel, A Monster Calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd, is not available at our library, and I feel that the message is so powerful and important for young students.

  • $430 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have a unique population of inner city students. We live in a suburb of Charlotte, but the Queen City doesn’t offer royal treatment for all. Many of them come from economically disadvantaged homes. Some come from homes with absent parents, and some don’t have homes at all. They deal with more hardship than I can imagine; yet, most of them still come to school with a smile on their face! They’re a resilient, inspiring group who deserve to have the best education we can provide for them.

My Project

Many of my students have only read one or two novels as a class in their career. Most of them are hesitant to pick up a book on their own or defeatedly stare at a book that they have very little interest in. I hope to use a modern novel, A Monster Calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd, to inspire my group of reluctant readers into discussion about the themes and lessons this title dives into. I want to show them that there are more exciting stories out there besides “The Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (although I do love those!). I believe this will be one of the books they remember reading and recount to their children one day!

Ms. McFarland
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Monster Calls Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • AKJ Education $8.76 35 $306.60

Materials cost

$306.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.91

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$365.11

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$64.43

Total project goal

$429.54

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$429.54

8 Donors

-$269.25

Donations toward project cost

-$233.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.89

match offer

-$155.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$131.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$5.29

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$0.00

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