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  • $337 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 7 donors
  • $0 still needed

A Gathering of Students for Discussion!

The cost of 22 copies of A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines is $334, 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>.

I teach 7th grade at Truman Middle School, where all of my students have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina. My school, which is underfunded to begin with, is going through a rocky year because of Katrina stress. Sadly, my school has no novels to teach the 7th grade English students. I am hoping to teach the novel A Gathering of Old Men, by Earnest Gaines, because it deals with racism in Louisiana. Nearly 97% of my students are racial minorities. This book would be a great opportunity for all the students to learn about bias incidents and to discuss every day choices we can make to live in a less prejudiced society. To achieve a class set of the novel, we'd need about 30 copies. Currently, we have 8. With a donation of 22 novels of this book, all 115 students will have the opportunity to complete a unit on this very profound novel. Thanks!

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gathering of Old Men • AKJ Educational Services $10.42 22 $229.24

Materials cost

$229.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$275.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$60.53

Total project goal

$336.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$336.26

7 Donors

-$323.61

Donations toward project cost

-$276.50

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$47.11

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.59

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$0.00

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 115 students.

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