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Ms. Gionti from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Needed: Where the Crawdads Sing

Help me give my students copies of Where the Crawdads Sing to read in English class.

  • $608 goal

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My Students

They are the best and the brightest in our school, yet they don't have the books needed to succeed.

The students in my AP English class are bright, enthusiastic young men and women who love reading challenging texts and engaging in high-level academic discourse.

The problem? With budget cuts, there is no money for textbooks or even class sets of novels. My students who are enrolled in this college-level class have not been exposed to the level of literature they should because of a lack of funding.

My Project

For this proposal, I am requesting copies of the new novel, Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens, to be read in my two AP English Literature classes. We will spend five weeks reading Owens' coming of age novel, analyzing the characters, themes, and language through our daily Socratic seminars. By providing students with their own copy of the text, students will be able to not only read this amazing story, but annotate for vocabulary, motifs, and stylistic devices. This novel will also allow students to experience life outside of New York City, as they are transported by page to the marshes of coastal North Carolina.

By reading and engaging in a study of literature that pushes boundaries and opens new worlds, my students will be ready for college and the world beyond.

Ms. Gionti
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 50 $479.50

Materials cost

$479.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.19

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.18

Total project goal

$607.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.87

6 Donors

-$401.34

Donations toward project cost

-$352.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.53

Matching donations from our partners

-$192.80

Match offers toward project cost

-$163.88

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.92

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.73

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$0.00

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