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Mr. O'Brien from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Global Readers

My students need novels that can teach them narratives from around the world.

  • $634 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My English classroom is a space designed to be safe and rigorous for students. My students, mostly 8th graders in Bushwick, learn the skills that they'll need in order to be successful in their secondary and post-secondary education, as well as their future careers.

I challenge my students every day and every day my students rise up to the challenge, often teaching me something in the process.

While my school is located in Bushwick and the majority of students live in the neighborhood, there are also many students that commute from Bedstuy, Canarsie, and Ridgewood.

My Project

My students, like many others, are reluctant readers. When I ask my young scholars why they don't like to read, the response is always the same: "Reading is boring." My students do not have access to literature that reflects the diversity of the world. To become better writers, students, and responsible global citizens, my students need to become frequent readers and I hope to incentivize and motivate my students to read more frequently by presenting them with literature that gives them a glimpse to global narratives. I want to show my students that reading, aside from its educational value, can be fun!

Mr. O'Brien
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $12.00 12 $144.00
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $8.98 15 $134.70
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.42 10 $114.20
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $7.20 15 $108.00

Materials cost

$500.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$538.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$95.01

Total project goal

$633.42

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$633.42

10 Donors

-$608.42

Donations toward project cost

-$517.16

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$91.26

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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