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Mr. Penley from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Classic Novels

Help me give my students an opportunity to read classic novels that will push them and help them be ready for High School!

  • $425 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! Even though we live in a city full of violence and money problems, these kids come ready to learn! They take trains, cars, and feet, traveling all over the city to get to school which is so amazing! These kids have more skills than most adults I know! They can map out and maneuver a city that can be crazy at times, and they do so with ease. I am so excited to be their ambassador! I am fighting for them to have the materials they deserve!

My Project

I want to give my students books that they will see in high school. I feel that this is important because some of my students that are doing really well in my class need that push to go the extra mile! We take a big test every year that matters a lot for the kids because it can affect where they go to high school. Our high school system is very much like college which can be stressful for the kids. I want to provide that extra help so my kids can get into the high school they want to get in to.

Mr. Penley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Knickerbocker Classics) • Amazon Business $29.75 1 $29.75
The Politics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $19.63 1 $19.63
The Literature Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Religions Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Heart of Darkness (Everyman's Library) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
1984 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
The Grapes of Wrath • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
The Old Man and The Sea • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
The Iliad • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Of Mice and Men: A Play in Three Acts • Amazon Business $10.20 1 $10.20
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
To Kill a Mockingbird • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
The Odyssey (AmazonClassics Edition) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Animal Farm • Amazon Business $8.55 1 $8.55
The Jungle • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Lord of the Flies • Amazon Business $8.19 1 $8.19
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Great Expectations (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Catcher in the Rye • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Red Badge of Courage (Illustrated Classic): With pictures and illustrations • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Macbeth (AmazonClassics Edition) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Hamlet ( Folger Library Shakespeare) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Frankenstein • Amazon Business $2.99 1 $2.99

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