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Ms. Pierre from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Is Freedom

Help me give my students the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian to allow them to explore identity, traditions, relationships, and the impact of their choices.

  • $940 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am privileged to teach 8th grade language arts. My students are bright, motivated children with a thirst for knowledge. My students come from many different communities and have a range of interests. Each student brings something new to the table. All have the ability to do amazing things with the right support.

My Project

This past year, reading teachers at our school saw that students engaged more with texts when they had a personal copy to take home and study. I want to continue to provide students with copies of our novel studies this year so that students can begin to build their personal libraries.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, based on the author's experiences, along with cartoon drawings that reflect the character's art, tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

In reading this, our hope is that students will explore identity, traditions, relationships and the impact of their choices. I am excited for students to engage with this text and hope you will consider donating!

Ms. Pierre
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.47 80 $757.60

Materials cost

$757.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$798.96

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$140.99

Total project goal

$939.95

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$939.95

1 Donor

-$939.95

Donations toward project cost

-$798.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$140.99

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$0.00

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