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Mr. P. from Jacksonville FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Tale of Two Classrooms

My students need 22 copies each of these great Victorian-era novels, spanning theme, genre, and location, to prepare them for success on their AP English Literature test.

  • $511 goal

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My Students

A war, a whale, a runaway, and a murder; these four books demonstrate the ascendancy of the novel as the vehicle for epic literature. You can give students the opportunity to explore worlds unknown in these unread words.

My students are traditional and non-traditional AP students; they range from the wealthy to the poor and from sixteen to nineteen.

What they all share, however, is a desire to excel--both in life and on their AP English Literature test. Many of them have never been exposed to grand literature suck as Tale of Two Cities, Moby Dick, Huck Finn, and Crime and Punishment--if they think of novels, they think of Pride and Prejudice and shudder or Twilight and drool; help me help them learn to love words well-written and stories well-told.

My Project

These four novels: A Tale of Two Cities, Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, and Crime and Punishment mark the high-points of Victorian literature both within and without the English-speaking world. Each book focuses on the drive of a character and his drive's influence, for good or ill, on that character and his companions. Students learn consequence and action through these books and can experience the cold thrill of murder and the painful joy of freeing a friend.

I have several students who are "opportunity scholars" (that is, they are bussed in from failing schools in poor neighborhoods); most of them are unable to afford texts--indeed some of them have no books of their own nor any books in their home.

Having a lending library allows me to alleviate some of these deficiencies.

Mr. P.
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Moby Dick • AKJ Books $5.22 22 $114.84
Crime And Punishment • AKJ Books $6.10 22 $134.20
A Tale of Two Cities • AKJ Books $3.05 22 $67.10
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • AKJ Books $3.48 22 $76.56

Materials cost

$392.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$433.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.52

Total project goal

$510.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$510.11

2 Donors

-$95.00

Donations toward project cost

-$80.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$415.11

Match offer toward project cost

-$352.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.27

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$0.00

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