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Mr. Kelly from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Open Their Eyes Through Reading Born a Crime

Help me give my students read an interesting text that will help them learn about other cultures.

  • $895 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have been teaching at my current school for 11 years and have seen a number of amazing students pass through these hallways. Our attendance rate is extremely high and we have to push students hours after the final bell has rung. They love being in this environment and I love teaching them.

My current students love to learn and are passionate about their future.

They have amazing questions and insightful opinions. I cannot wait to see their future successes.

My Project

My school's resources have always been somewhat limited. My classes are usually only able to read what's in the book room, which mostly has books that are over a hundred years old.

I recently came upon Trevor Noah's Born A Crime and would love to have my students read a book that is recent, relevant and revealing.

It would be fun to read the text, but also highlight that with clips from The Daily Show or Mr. Noah's comedy act.

This would also help me to prepare the students for AP Lang, which is the class they will take the following year. This will allow us to dissect Mr. Noah's arguments throughout the text and analyze the effect of one's culture.

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

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This project will reach 80 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 80 $719.20

Materials cost

$719.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.79

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$759.99

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$134.12

Total project goal

$894.11

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$894.11

9 Donors

-$473.74

Donations toward project cost

-$402.68

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$71.06

match offer

-$420.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$357.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.05

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$0.00

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