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Ms. S. from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Changing the World Through Books

My students need 70 copies of a shared text for the beginning of the school year.

  • $474 goal

This project expired on October 9, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Be the change you want to see in the world," Mahatma Gandhi said. I want my students to read this quote and apply it to their lives every single day.

Here is some information about our school population: 90% of our students are first-generation college bound, 80% of our students are economically disadvantaged, and 95% of our students are Hispanic or African American.

Most students enter our school at least one grade level behind in math and reading.

My Project

I'd like to start off the next school year with a novel that gets my students thinking about the injustices that have existed in the past, as well as the injustices that exist in the present day. I believe that a novel such as the one I am requesting will get my students to a place in which they feel that something needs to be done to change the status quo, and this change can start with them.

One of my students told me that she thought Jewish people did not exist anymore.

Sadly, this is because my kids are not aware of what is outside their communities in Texas, since they have not had the chance to experience other places. With the novel that I am requesting, my students' eyes will be opened to the world outside of Texas. It will also illustrate the other groups of people that have dealt with discrimination. I believe it is a novel such as this one that will empower my students.

Ms. S.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 145 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Have Lived Thousand Yr • AKJ Books $5.17 70 $361.90

Materials cost

$361.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.43

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$402.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$71.00

Total project goal

$473.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$473.33

1 Donor

-$473.33

Donations toward project cost

-$402.33

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.00

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$0.00

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