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Ms. Owens from Sacramento CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Long Walk to Knowledge

Help me give my students a novel to learn about diversity through the struggles of a girl their age, but from a different culture.

  • $509 goal

This project expired on April 3, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to this school to receive the best education possible in a public school. They are willing to work harder than most middle school students in order to achieve International Baccalaureate (IB) standards and be best prepared for their continued education.

We have become a family.

It's nice to be able to provide a place that is safe and educational. Students enjoy each other, and it shows!

My Project

Students at my school are very knowledgeable about their own culture, but not so much about the culture of others. We are an International Baccalaureate school so we discuss the world around us and how we can better it. Through this book, students will learn about the struggles of a little girl, about their age, from another country. They will be transported to the tribes of the Sudan through both fiction and non-fiction. They will do a close reading to best understand and connect with what they have just read. It will be most powerful because of the similarities they have with people half a world away.

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $5.59 65 $363.35

Materials cost

$363.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$33.25

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.45

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$432.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.24

Total project goal

$508.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$508.29

4 Donors

-$358.29

Donations toward project cost

-$304.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$53.74

match offer

-$150.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$127.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.50

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$0.00

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