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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

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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

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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

$439.78

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$40.24

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$516.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$91.17

Total project goal

$607.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$607.79

2 Donors

-$303.90

Donations toward project cost

-$258.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.58

match offer

-$303.88

Match offer toward project cost

-$258.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.58

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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