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Ms. Fleming from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Henrietta Lacks

Help me give my students get the book: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • $784 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are all freshmen who are in biology class. They are living on the southeast side of Chicago and attending a neighborhood high school.

Over the course of their freshman year, the students grow a love for science!

We hope that their love continues as they go on to college and their future careers.

This project will help our students in the special education program and in the ELL program get access to a paper copy of the book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

My Project

Our biology team teaches cells through a HeLa cells focus. We have always used supplemental materials that help students learn the life of Henrietta Lacks. This year, we are teaching it using the biography written by Rebecca Scoot. We are using an e-book and audiobook for most students taking biology, but we want to provide a paper book to our students in our special education program and students in our ELL program. This will allow the students to write directly in the book with highlights and annotations. This will create the supports our students need.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $12.41 50 $620.50

Materials cost

$620.50

Vendor shipping charges

$6.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$665.81

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$117.50

Total project goal

$783.31

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$783.31

1 Donor

-$522.21

Donations toward project cost

-$443.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.33

match offer

-$261.09

Match offer toward project cost

-$221.93

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.16

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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