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

Engaging Books to Foster Critical Reading and Comprehension in Students

Help me give my students access to books that engage their interest and touch upon issues that are important to them.

  • $505 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from across the Richmond area and are approximately 85% minority. Those attending the school receive free or reduced lunch. I teach English and am the sponsor for the yearbook and am a big proponent of fostering creativity in the classroom. My students are enthusiastic about creating opportunities to demonstrate their learning (as an alternative to traditional means of assessment) but are frustrated by lack of access to or availability of materials in order to express themselves the way that they would like to.

My Project

Please help me give my students access to books that spark their interest in reading so as to develop their love of reading and foster critical reading and thinking skills.

The book I have selected, The Hate U Give, is one that will engage the students' interest because it addresses topics and issues that concern them and has impacted their lives in one way or another.

Because of the engaging nature of the book, students will experience a high level of engagement with the book which, in turn, will help with their comprehension of the text and help them develop and strengthen their ability to critically analyze a text.

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 150 students.

9 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.11 30 $393.30

Materials cost

$393.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$429.20

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$75.74

Total project goal

$504.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$504.94

9 Donors

-$504.94

Donations toward project cost

-$429.20

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.74

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$0.00

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