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Ms. Roman from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature & Identity

My students need a variety of books for an identity unit in our Young Adult Literature class.

  • $747 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in our school community (grades 9-12) are wonderfully unique! They encompass a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and ideas all of which help create a diverse learning environment.

Many of our students come from disadvantaged backgrounds and do not have access to the privileges that many teenagers take for granted.

Our students, like all students, deserve learning opportunities and access to information to help them become successful, contributing members of society. Our students are full of passion, energy, and excitement. They take pride in their successes, especially when overcoming obstacles.

My Project

I would like my students to be able to access a wide variety of characters through our Young Adult Literature course. While we do have a decent selection now, we are somewhat limited and I would really like all students to be able to find books that excite them and that are different from books found in traditional English courses.

I want my students to not only be able to see themselves in the literature that they read I also want them to be able to develop empathy for people who are different from them.

Reading literature helps develop a person's emotional intelligence and I want my students to learn from the variety of characters they encounter in the books that they read. The addition of these books to our collection will add variety, excitement, and important opportunities for identity connections!

Ms. Roman
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $13.38 10 $133.80
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 10 $125.90
If I Was Your Girl • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 10 $75.50
You're Welcome, Universe • Amazon Business $7.55 10 $75.50
Love Drugged • Amazon Business $7.47 10 $74.70

Materials cost

$595.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$634.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$111.92

Total project goal

$746.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$746.15

3 Donors

-$74.53

Donations toward project cost

-$64.10

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.43

match offer

-$670.74

Match offer toward project cost

-$570.13

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.61

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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