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Ms. Akinwunmi from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

One Book. One School. PT 2

Help me give my students a copy of "Hey, Kiddo"" to be a part of an school-wide Book Club.

  • $814 goal

This project expired on May 13, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our diverse student body is a special conglomerate of individuals who hold many talents and gifts. With our Design and Architecture focus, we see a vast amount of students with artistic skills and high levels of potential in improving these expressive skills. Our students utilize their skills to add to the sense of togetherness established at our school.

Because we have created a community oriented environment, we have capitalized on a strong sense of service demonstrated by our students' willingness to stay long hours after school to help with events.

These include working during Parent Teacher Conferences, representing our school at Open Houses, designing our school walls, assisting teachers with creating bulletin boards and developing our school's logo. This dedication transpires into the classroom and into our students' desires to attend school. Many of our students travel long distances in order to receive an opportunity to become champions in the design world. Therefore, our students' experiences require their resilience, tenacity and motivation.

Many of our student come from low-income homes. Over seventy-five percent of our students qualify for free lunch. Despite their many tribulations, our students are always searching for ways to build community within our school.

My Project

Building community within our school is very important to us. We believe that the best way to build connecting with one another right where the individual is. This is why everyone at our school (student and all staff) will be reading "Hey Kiddo". It's a graphic memoir that's currently a finalist for the National Book Award at the same time. It's a great book for all teens, but especially for reluctant or struggling readers as well as readers who really love graphic novels. The subject matter is serious and somewhat dark at times (it's about the author's experiences growing up while his mother was addicted to heroin) but also very hopeful in its message about the power of art to heal which resonates with lots of kids. It's rom an artistic view but for a student who may not have a parent struggling with an heroin addiction, but other addictions and ways they can cope.

Creating a school-wide Book Club will enhance the conversation among our students as well as the community.

Student will have the freedom to share their thoughts, experience and coping among their peers as well as our school staff. Having this book club will also introduce a new love for reading for pure pleasure.

Ms. Akinwunmi
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $8.15 80 $652.00

Materials cost

$652.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.78

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$691.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.08

Total project goal

$813.86

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$813.86

8 Donors

-$722.00

Donations toward project cost

-$621.41

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$100.59

Matching donations from our partners

-$82.79

Match offers toward project cost

-$70.37

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.42

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$9.07

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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