You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


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

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. P. is requesting.

See our finances

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


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Jacksonville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[616345],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":464927,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. P.","authorIds":{"616345":{"owner":"Mr. P.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[464927],"proposalHash":"-611622991","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":73887,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTMxNzI3","NTkwNjk2","NjI1MDY4"],"teacherId":616345,"schoolCounty":"Duval","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}