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Mrs. Simpson from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Hooked on Reading

Help me give my students a copy of this gripping story of a young girl from Lithuania whose family is taken from their home during WWII, Between Shades of Gray.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

78% of students are on free or reduced-price lunch. We have a very diverse student population. My students need a positive role model and a safe environment. They love technology and their friends.

Middle School is a difficult time for many students and I want my classroom to be a break from the drama and stress in their lives.

I want to create a place of respect, care, learning, creativity, and fun. They also need a place to discuss hard things that are relevant to their lives today.

My Project

My students are often reluctant readers. I want to introduce them to books that help them get excited about reading. I want them to have a copy in their hands as we read together in class of the book, Between Shades of Gray.

The themes of love and hope are so encouraging to students.

They are astonished by the selfless acts of love and the hope that these characters have through some horrific times. Their compassion for people who are mistreated really comes through as they study the history of Stalin and the Great Purge. I am so excited to dig into this story to see how it impacts my students this year.

Mrs. Simpson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 85 students.

5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Between Shades of Gray • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70

Materials cost

$218.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.47

Total project goal

$296.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.45

4 Donors

-$148.22

Donations toward project cost

-$125.99

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.23

match offer

-$148.22

Match offer toward project cost

-$125.99

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.23

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$0.00

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