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  • $549 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Terada
Grades 9-12
  • ICEF Frederick Douglass Academy High School
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Nonfiction Frenzy!!!

My students need group sets of nonfiction texts, including "Zeitoun," "Nickel and Dimed," "The Woman Warrior," and "An American Childhood."

My Students

Reading fanciful fiction captures the mind, but reading about the real world through the eyes of another tugs at the heartstrings, inspires, confuses, and enrages. The truth can truly be stranger than fiction.

My students are preparing for college by taking rigorous English classes.

They attend an urban school in the inner city where high expectations for students are not always normal. The students at my school and their families choose my school for the rigorous college prep experience, the promise of high expectations, and a support system designed to ensure their success. The problem, as with most schools, is that we do not have the money to provide resources that will fully enrich the academic environment.

My Project

My students need 34 nonfiction texts, including Zeitoun, Nickel and Dimed, The Woman Warrior, and An American Childhood. These books will allow my students to see the realities of others. In doing so, they will become more invested in reading and understanding the nuances of literature because they illuminate the world around them. They will gain a deeper understanding of the human condition all while preparing for the rigors of college-level reading.

With your help, these novels will enrich my students' educations and will give them the opportunity to interact with different types of texts.

As journalist Edward P. Morgan once mused, "a book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face."

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zeitoun Dave Eggers • AKJ Books $12.44 8 $99.52
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America • AKJ Books $11.70 9 $105.30
The Woman Warrior • AKJ Books $10.88 8 $87.04
An American Childhood • AKJ Books $10.91 9 $98.19

Materials cost

$390.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$35.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.85

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$466.59

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.34

Total project goal

$548.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$548.93

1 Donor

-$98.00

Donations toward project cost

-$83.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.70

match offer

-$450.93

Match offer toward project cost

-$383.29

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.64

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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