You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mr. Chilton from Bakersfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

My students need a class set of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in order to understand and enjoy a great modernist novel!

  • $447 goal

This project expired on December 9, 2015.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What if a book could change your entire view of the world? What if a book could change your entire life? Joyce's Portrait is that a book. With its imaginative allegories, beautiful imagery, and discussion inciting questions, Portrait is a wonderful novel that would greatly benefit our class.

I have the privilege of teaching the most genuine young men and women I have ever known.

We live in the dusty and dry city of Bakersfield in a largely agricultural section of our humble state. Given all of the challenges these students must overcome, I can honestly say they are some of the best people I have ever met and I am so proud of who they are all becoming. These students seem to come alive when poetry is read, but we simply don't have the resources at our school to expose them to life-changing poetry.

My Project

I am requesting a class set of James Joyce's novel Portrait of the Artist to teach to my various English classes. My intent in teaching this book is to open students' eyes to the influence Joyce had on our modern world and modern literature. We will pay close attention to Joyce's stylistic innovations and how he shaped modern consciousness about psychology, how memory works, and how we interact with others.

It is a great novel for the grade-level that I teach because the novel revolves around many of the themes that young men and women deal with, including: creating their own unique identity, confronting religious beliefs, joining a political and communal society, falling in love.

This is the perfect book for my kids and I believe their lives will be changed with this encounter!

Mr. Chilton
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Chilton is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man (Wordsworth Classics) (Wadsworth Collection) • Amazon Business $3.95 80 $316.00

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Bakersfield","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[897187],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":1633794,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":200,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Chilton","authorIds":{"897187":{"owner":"Mr. Chilton","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[1633794],"proposalHash":"1617859528","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":157447,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzExNjM0Mg==","MzEzMDMyNQ==","MzA4ODk0MA=="],"teacherId":897187,"schoolCounty":"Kern","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}