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  • $174 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Koziarz
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

My students need biographies, memoirs and autobiographies to better understand that everyone has a story to tell.

My Students

Did you ever want to read a diary belonging to someone else? Memoirs provide a way for you to do just that. A memoir is a unique, personal way to describe a situation as the author interprets it.

Our Middle School is a diverse high-need school comprised of just over 1000 students in grades 6 to 8.

Half of our student population currently receives free or reduced priced lunch. Approximately half of our students receive support services in addition to their core classes. Many of our students are not native English speakers.

My Project

Students need to read memoirs and autobiographies. The books selected for this project are self written which will encourage students to write for themselves. Two titles are written in both Spanish and English. These bilingual titles serve both as a resource for the English speaking students learning Spanish and the native Spanish speaking students learning English. Each student can look to these books as an example of how to write and get the most out of their own writing.

Dear Diary, when no one else understands, you do.

When I feel alone, you're there. When I can't tell anyone, I tell you. Students need to read what people write about their own thoughts, feelings and actions. Please help us bring the diary out from under lock and key by funding our project.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Moonwalk Michael Jackson • AKJ Books $19.50 3 $58.50
My Book About Me • AKJ Books $11.66 1 $11.66
Maria • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
Marie, Dancing • AKJ Books $13.26 1 $13.26
Paco • AKJ Books $10.10 1 $10.10
Richard Wright and the Library Card • AKJ Books $6.98 1 $6.98

Materials cost

$110.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$147.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.99

Total project goal

$173.25

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$173.25

1 Donor

-$86.63

Donations toward project cost

-$73.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.99

match offer

-$86.61

Match offer toward project cost

-$73.62

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.99

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 999 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Townsend Press and one other donor.

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