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Mrs. McDonnell from Victorville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Novels Can Transport You!

Help me give my students the gift of reading with a class set of 2 novels that they can read in class and at home.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I love the world that opens up when I have conversations with my students about themes and topics that come about after reading a novel together. My sixth grade students are inquisitive young adults who hunger for new information and because most of them come from low income homes, they lack a wealth of novels at their disposal.

My goal is always to expose my amazing students to at least 5 novels a year and have rich discussion about the historical content or theme from the novels we read.

When a new novel is introduced to the students, they get so excited about what will happen and the background of the story that it literally transports them and they are hooked! Each time we delve into a novel and explore the history of it or themes that emerge, the student's lives are transformed and they grow. It's a wonderful thing to witness!

My Project

Students will be able to read the novel "A Long Walk to Water" to understand the struggle of the Sudanese people as well as "Out of My Mind" where they are exposed to the life of someone with cerebral palsy and their struggle to live a normal life. These novels will be read both in class and at home.

When my students read a great novel and they are transported to another place and time, the experience is priceless!

Providing students with a rich novel expands their vocabulary, helps them to see beyond their world and instills in them a love of learning!

Mrs. McDonnell
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Out of My Mind • Amazon Business $7.99 32 $255.68
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $5.49 32 $175.68

Materials cost

$431.36

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$39.47

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$507.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.52

Total project goal

$596.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$596.82

7 Donors

-$521.82

Donations toward project cost

-$443.55

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$78.27

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

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$0.00

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