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Mrs. Gentles from Melbourne FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Love of Reading

Help me give my students their own copy of "Esperanza Rising" to use during a class novel study.

  • $244 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a diverse group of learners who come from various backgrounds. Our school is a Title I school, meaning many of our students are living in poverty. Despite these challenges, my students are very capable learners that sometimes require a bit more motivation to be successful.

My class is made up of 24 amazing 5th graders.

They love to learn and have fun while doing it! I enjoy making learning fun for my students so that they will develop positive feelings about school and learning.

My Project

"Esperanza Rising" is an award winning novel that is perfect to use in a fifth grade classroom. It tells the story of a young Mexican girl who led a privileged life until a tragedy forces her family to escape to the United States. She is forced to rise above her difficult circumstances in order to provide for a better life for her family.

This amazing novel will be used to teach many literature standards as well as important social-emotional lessons.

My students come from diverse backgrounds, and I know that they will connect to Esperanza and her struggles as an immigrant.

Mrs. Gentles
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 25 $174.75

Materials cost

$174.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$207.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$36.59

Total project goal

$243.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$243.96

1 Donor

-$103.69

Donations toward project cost

-$103.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

match offer

-$121.98

Match offer toward project cost

-$103.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$18.30

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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