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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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.

See this teacher's page

Ms. Gionti from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 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

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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

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

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 Ms. Gionti is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

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

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


6 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Matching donations from our partners


Match offers toward project cost


Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


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":"New York City","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[26460],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"NY","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4767877,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":3,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Gionti","authorIds":{"26460":{"owner":"Ms. Gionti","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4767877],"proposalHash":"-1051661538","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":33106,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":355,"proposalURL":"project/digging-into-shakespeare-books-needed/5520198/","proposalTitle":"Digging Into Shakespeare: Books Needed","proposalId":5520198},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["NjUzMjA0Mw==","NzIxNDgzNQ==","NzE5NzM0Mg==","MjY0NjA=","Njc0MDQyNA==","MzY1NDIyNQ==","NDcwMTg1","NzEyMDAwOA=="],"teacherId":26460,"schoolCounty":"New York (Manhattan)","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"NY","name":"New York"}}