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Mr. Litt from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Great Gold Rush Fiction Teaches History!

My students need a copy of "The Balloon Boy Of San Francisco" to use literature as a way of studying history.

  • $398 goal

This project expired on June 6, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are an inquisitive, fun, smart and excited community of learners. We are diverse in every sense of the word - culturally, economically, racially, linguistically. Our school was rated one of the most diverse schools in Oakland, pulling from many socioeconomic levels. We are proud of our cooperation and support of the children. We come together in the classroom to create a common learning community.

We are embracing fiction as a way to study history because stories are what makes us human and motivates us to communicate and write with passion.

My Project

"The Balloon Boy of San Francisco" by Dorothy Leland is a recent and amazing piece of accurate historic fiction. It references real events and has real characters that live amazing lives. Reading it takes you through Gold Rush San Francisco like you are alive in that time. The main character, Ready Gates, is lovable, clever, smart and is a realistic portrayal of someone our age surviving in that time.

We want to learn Gold Rush history and learn how to write a literary essay together in one project we feel energized about.

This book is hard to put down and hard not to talk about. We need a copy in each student's hand to really make this happen.

Mr. Litt
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Balloon Boy of San Francisco • Amazon Business $9.95 28 $278.60

Materials cost

$278.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$25.49

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$338.27

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$59.69

Total project goal

$397.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$397.96

6 Donors

-$287.96

Donations toward project cost

-$244.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$43.18

match offer

-$110.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$93.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.50

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$0.00

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