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Ms. Ottaviani from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Hunger Games & Social Issues

My students need 35 copies of The Hunger Games by Susan Collins for our third novel study.

  • $363 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My Latino and African-American students attend a high poverty school in New York City.

They are 13 going on 14, have a nose for injustice, and love to argue.

I need The Hunger Games to give their voices a focus. After I discussed the book on the first day of school, they were hooked. They would love a chance to investigate a current social issue and try to solve it. As we will read this novel later in the year, they will also have a chance to apply their Social Studies lessons.

My Project

The Hunger Games is a dystopian novel full of social issues that the students will identify and define. For each issue, they will need to explain how external events shaped it, how it shapes a character’s choices and relationships with others, and how it inspires characters to act and change their social environments. At the end, they will choose a social issue we face (problem) and think of ways to change it (solution). The unit not only allows them to examine how literature reflects society, it helps them see the complexities of real social issues. By discussing the issues and thinking of creative solutions, they are laying the groundwork for a better future.

Unfortunately, my school does not have the money to purchase 35 books.

Reading is fundamental to a good education. Please help me provide my students with the resources necessary to foster my students' minds!

Ms. Ottaviani
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games Series #1) Suzanne Collins • Barnes and Noble $7.68 35 $268.80

Materials cost

$268.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$307.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.32

Total project goal

$362.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$362.15

5 Donors

-$196.00

Donations toward project cost

-$168.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.15

match offer

-$163.51

Match offer toward project cost

-$138.98

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.53

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.65

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$0.00

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