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  • $280 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. C.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Harlem Teens Beg for Real Literature

The cost of 11 copies each of 3 books by Walter Dean Myers from Barnes and Noble is $280, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

My seventh grade students entered middle school this fall as struggling and reluctant readers. They have been turned off by outdated novels that do not reflect their lives. However, the work of a local author is quickly grabbing their attention. Walter Dean Myers, a Harlem native, writes powerful and poetic books for and about teenagers. I purchased copies of Monster and Scorpions, two of my favorites, which my students devoured. They read more than was assigned each night, and came in the next morning clamoring about the characters. My students would be thrilled to continue on their odyssey of reading. However, I don't have, and can't afford to buy, more class sets of Myers' novels. I would be thrilled to put well-written, meaningful books into the hands of my seventh grade blossoming readers.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Shooter Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 11 $69.19
145th Street: Short Stories Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 11 $59.29
Fast Sam, Cool Clyde and Stuff Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 11 $59.29

Materials cost

$187.77

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$229.60

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.40

Total project goal

$280.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$280.00

1 Donor

-$230.00

Donations toward project cost

-$230.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$50.49

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$0.00

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This project will reach 15 students.

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