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
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
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. Honda from San Francisco CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Once You Learn to Read...

Help me give my students an engaging and informative biography of one of the most important Americans to have lived.

  • $608 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are 8th graders at a vibrant public middle school in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. While we are fortunate to have a recently rebuilt school building that was designed to focus on STEM education, most of our students do not have the resources for a book-rich home environment.

Despite a boom in the technology sector, Bayview is one of San Francisco's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.

Even though most are from less well-off families, my students are creative and enthusiastic learners, critical thinkers who love the arts, sciences, humanities, sports, and projects. They deserve the high level of resources that wealthier students enjoy. The size of their world grows when they can imagine lives, times, places, and experiences beyond their own.

My Project

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." -Frederick Douglass

What is American history without the study of the life of the great Frederick Douglass?

This graphic novel in informative and inspiring and based on his autobiography (If you don't feel you know enough about Douglass, check out this book!). Students today want visuals to go with text, and this book brings the words of Douglass to life.

I can lecture, I can show videos, but nothing beats reading books to expand the mind and give my students the literacy skills and confidence to reach their academic goals. We will read this book both together and independently in class and discuss Frederick Douglass' impact on the America we know today.

Ms. Honda
Grades 6-8

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

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. Honda is requesting.

See our finances


You can start a project with the same resources being requested here!

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Life of Frederick Douglass: A Graphic Narrative of a Slave's Journey from Bondage to Freedom • Amazon Business $19.99 22 $439.78

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


Sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


2 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Support a teacher
near you!

Explore a map with requests from teachers across the country.

View map of requests

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"San Francisco","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[971988],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"hideTeacherDetails":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":6102685,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","eligibleToBeCopied":false,"mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":320,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Honda","isEquityFocus":true,"authorIds":{"971988":{"owner":"Ms. Honda","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[6102685],"proposalHash":"2066518777","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":219167,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":971988,"schoolCounty":"San Francisco","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}