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Ms. Smith from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Diversity in World Literature

Help me give my students copies of Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

  • $315 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Leadership is one of the first words I think of when I imagine the students I teach. Our school serves students in grades 6-12 and teaches them not only academics but leadership skills beyond the comprehensive middle or high school. Over the past couple of years, we have become one of the top-performing schools in our district, and my goal is to continue with this trend. I've had students tell me, "This is the most I've ever read!" and I want this to continue to prepare them for college and life after high school.

My Project

These novels will help my students learn about post-colonial Africa set at the start of British colonialism. Things Fall Apart will help them to see Africa in a different light. My students will also discover a new colorful and enticing language that boldly spells Africa. Heart of Darkness will show a contrasting portrayal of the natives and of women.

By donating to our project, you will will help expose my student to diverse, expressive literature that will affect them for many years to come.

My students will continue to be exposed to rigorous literature that will help them do well on the AP Literature exam.

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Things Fall Apart: A Novel • AKJ Education $9.49 20 $189.80
Heart of Darkness (Dover Thrift) • AKJ Education $2.19 20 $43.80

Materials cost

$233.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$267.10

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$47.14

Total project goal

$314.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$314.24

2 Donors

-$158.00

Donations toward project cost

-$134.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.70

match offer

-$156.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$132.80

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.44

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$0.00

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