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  • $380 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Kim
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Lenses in Literature

My students need new books to replaced worn, damaged copies of Shared Reading books.

My Students

My classes are made up of artists, dancers, singers, actors, writers, scientists, mathematicians--all with a passion for learning. I enjoy being able to harness their energy into class discussions and writing.

Their insight is really what drives the classroom.

With this, our discussions often shed light on the multiplicity of backgrounds they are coming from and what they envision for the world. They speak up for themselves and others but also listen to each other. And so they continue to grow.

My Project

Last year, my classes really enjoyed reading these two novels. 8th grade tackled Maya Angelou's novel while 7th grade delved into Ji-Li Jiang's memoir. I would love to continue to expose my students to these books, however, our class sets are in dire need of some new books to replace to worn, damaged copies.

Literature (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution) that helps readers grow should be complex and open up new perspectives.

This, in turn, should open up lively discussions. The 2 novels requested in this project fall into this category of literature. Through the character's story, students were able to make connections with the text and with each other based on how they interpreted the text. I would love to continue to provide this opportunity to my students this year as well!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings • Amazon Business $5.46 40 $218.40
Red Scarf Girl A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • AKJ Education $5.83 12 $69.96

Materials cost

$288.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.33

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$322.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$56.95

Total project goal

$379.64

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$379.64

6 Donors

-$379.64

Donations toward project cost

-$322.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 83 students.

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