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  • $500 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Lee
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 11 donors
  • $0 still needed

Gatsby Goes to Harlem

My students need 30 copies of "Bodega Dreams", an adaptation of "The Great Gatsby", by Ernesto Quinonez.

Answer honestly, did you enjoy "The Great Gatsby" as a teen? Although my 8th grade ELA students live only an hour away from East Egg Long Island, to them Fitzgerald's lavish world seems galaxies away.

My school library lacks class sets of books which relate to my students' lives. Since my students have not encountered books which relate to their lives, they hate reading, and therefore, have low reading levels.

Ernesto Quinunez understood the challenges facing NYC teens, since he grew up in Spanish Harlem. His novel, "Bodega Dreams," adapts Fitzgerald's classic to the streets of New York.

Your help will ensure that my students encounter a book which will inspire them to read! Finally, reading will be a pleasure, not a punishment. Furthermore, the students will meet characters who understand the obstacles of being a teen in New York.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bodega Dreams: A Novel Ernesto Quinonez, Ernesto Quiinonez • Barnes and Noble $11.65 30 $349.50

Materials cost

$349.50

Vendor shipping charges

$34.95

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.74

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$410.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$90.00

Total project goal

$500.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$500.00

11 Donors

-$482.35

Donations toward project cost

-$410.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.35

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

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