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Mrs. Santana from Chula Vista CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Compassion Through Literature

My students need the novel Iqbal for our class novel study of this amazing child activist who overcame great obstacles and used his determination to help others.

  • $235 goal

This project expired on December 18, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"You think you're just a drop in the ocean, but look at the ripple effect one drop can make." - Unknown Author

In my classroom, we study activists, and define compassion and kindness through the works of others.

We do this by reading books about various activists. The stories are inspirational and so intriguing, that my students are immediately interested. Even students who are challenging to engage, are eager to read these books.

My students learn about how they can spread kindness and compassion through their own Passion Projects later in the year.

My Project

In my class, we study child activists, including Iqbal, a child from Pakistan who was sold into child slave labor to make rugs. The story is based on true events, detailing their obstacles and how the children work together to form a bond and gain strength from each other. They also learn they must work together for freedom.

Through the story of Iqbal, my students learn about strength, perseverance, courage and compassion.

The story is so intriguing, and the novel is very written, that it is engaging to all students. This is a great novel to gain the interest of even the most hard to reach student. As part of the novel study, my students make kites and fly them, as a symbol of their childhood and freedom.

Mrs. Santana
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Iqbal • AKJ Education $5.10 30 $153.00

Materials cost

$153.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.17

Total project goal

$234.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.47

1 Donor

-$234.47

Donations toward project cost

-$199.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$35.17

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$0.00

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