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Ms. Martinez from Lawndale CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classic Classroom

My students need 40 copies of "A Wrinkle In Time", a classic literature book to read and analyze.

  • $311 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I will never forget the first time I read A Wrinkle in Time. It honestly changed my life. The thrill of discovering worlds outside our own is one of the greatest reasons for reading a classic such as this. Students also discover how much we, as humans, all have in common.

My students are 7th graders in a low income area of Los Angeles.

They are struggling readers and writers who are aiming toward proficiency on the state tests. Like many middle school kids, they have issues with self image, friendships, family problems, and finding how they fit in this world. 70% are from homes where a language other than English is primary. They are full of life and questions and deserve all that we can offer them.

My Project

My students need 40 copies of A Wrinkle In Time, a classic literature book to read and analyze. A Wrinkle in Time is a novel about family, time and space travel, individuality, and hope. My students will have the chance to read this adventure together. Along with literary analysis, vocabulary development, and creative writing, we will also work collaboratively with their science teacher to explore the history and possible future(s) of technology and space travel. Integrated learning is a focus at our school site. This book provides the perfect opportunity to work together across the curriculum.

The students at my school are hungry for new experiences.

With budget cuts affecting their already limited supply of good books, they really need the generosity of others. Theirs is a low income neighborhood, where many parents are not fluent or literate in English. For many, the novels they read at school are the only ones they'll see. They realize that they actually do enjoy reading when great reading material is available. With this discovery, new worlds open up for them.

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

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wrinkle in Time • AKJ Books $5.17 40 $206.80

Materials cost

$206.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.10

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$263.82

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.56

Total project goal

$310.38

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$310.38

3 Donors

-$236.32

Donations toward project cost

-$221.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

match offer

-$50.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$42.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$7.50

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$24.06

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$0.00

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