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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

Menu
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

Ms. L. from Miami FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Necessary Novel Study

My students need a class copy of the book "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds.

  • $336 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a teacher in a low income community, I know my students are constantly confronted with problems whether that be at home or in the classroom. Although this is the case, my students never stop striving to be the best they can be.

I teach at a Title I school in Florida where 90% of my students receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch.

Despite the difficulties my students face when they leave home, they always come to school with a smile on their face that reflects how excited they are to learn. They know education is the path to success and they are consistently working towards their goal of attaining academic excellence.

My Project

Gun violence is a very controversial topic today. With gun violence occurring not only in schools but also within my students' neighborhoods, it is very important that my students weigh in on conversations happening around them. After being given some options, my students decided that they want to learn more about gun violence.

With these books, my students and I will be able to have meaningful conversations about one of the issues plaguing our communities.

After my students take the FSA we will be reading a novel about gun violence in a community similar to theirs. As their final project they will go into the community to interview people about their feelings on gun violence in order to start a conversation about what is needed for effective change.

Ms. L.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters 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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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 Ms. L. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 20 $251.80

Materials cost

$251.80

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$285.58

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$50.40

Total project goal

$335.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$335.98

9 Donors

-$335.98

Donations toward project cost

-$285.58

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$50.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Miami","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4954648],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":3232534,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/necessary-novel-study/3232534/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. L.","authorIds":{"4954648":{"owner":"Ms. L.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3232534],"proposalHash":"1735824007","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp4954648_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1523911325945","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21036860,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":4954648,"schoolCounty":"Miami-Dade","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}