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Ms. Sewell from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Energy UP for Jason Reynold's Book, Long Way Down

My students need Long Way Down, a book that is relevant to their experiences to motivate them to READ! And, READ! And, READ!

  • $487 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are engaged and thoughtful honors sophomores and juniors within a large public high school in Chicago. They are amazing! Students travel all over the southwest side of Chicago to attend our high school. They come to school ready to learn, to explore literature and to grapple with complex issues within humanity and society.

As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty neighborhood in Chicago, I am constantly struggling to provide my students with texts that are challenging and engaging to build reading skills in a meaningful way.

They are ready to be challenged.

My Project

Help students with a class set of the novel Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. On a weekly basis, I see students tear through their independent reading books; mostly young adult books that touch on subjects connected to their lives. This book will act as a shared classroom novel in that same vein. Long Way Down deals with themes common to many of my students in their daily reality--including gun violence and its effects.

With a male teenage protagonist and an accessible and engaging style, I am confident that my students will actively read and then actively discuss, debate, think and write.

Ms. Sewell
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 30 $377.70

Materials cost

$377.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$413.37

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.95

Total project goal

$486.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$486.32

6 Donors

-$373.08

Donations toward project cost

-$328.37

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.71

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

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$0.00

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