You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Ms. H. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading to Write

My students need 20 copies each of 4 chicano literature books. For example: "Bless Me Ultima," "Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood," "The Smell of Old Lady Perfume," "The Day It Snowed Tortillas."

  • $1,050 goal

This project expired on May 1, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I believe that reading opens up whole new world. It opens up imagination and creativity. However, we live in a world where technology does the thinking for many of us. Auto-correct, texting, youtube, etc., influence the minds of the children, that reading literature hardly attracts their minds.

My students are fun, energetic, full of life human beings.

They love listening to music and absorbing everything Los Angeles has to offer. Many of them have a multi-cultural background. They attend a school that surrounds Korean, Greek, Mexican, Salvadorian and many other ethnic restaurants.

My Project

Majority of my students are very well connected to technology and the social media networks. The literature books will help them learn about the past, culture, morals, creativity and imagination. Instead of following the trend, these literature books will help them form their own thoughts and opinions.

As C.S.

Lewis said "Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." Literature helps students make their own movies in their minds; that is being creative and creativity leads to confidence. I would like to use these books to enrich the minds of my students. I want them to CARPE DIEM.

Ms. H.
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

14 donors14 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 90 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. H. is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bless Me, Ultima • AKJ Books $5.17 20 $103.40
Bendiceme, Ultima • AKJ Books $5.17 10 $51.70
Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood • AKJ Books $14.76 20 $295.20
The Smell of Old Lady Perfume • AKJ Books $5.88 20 $117.60
The Day It Snowed Tortillas / El dia que nevo tortilla: Folk • AKJ Books $9.58 20 $191.60
Vatos • AKJ Books $14.76 1 $14.76

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


14 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Excluded support for DonorsChoose


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Los Angeles","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[1220341],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":701568,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":90,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. H.","authorIds":{"1220341":{"owner":"Ms. H.","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[701568],"proposalHash":"857067807","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":212673,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTIzMTk5Mw==","MTIzODE0Mg==","NzU5Nzgw","MTIzNDIwMw==","MTIzNzgxOQ==","MTIzNDU3Mg==","MTIzNDY0Ng==","MTIzMzM4OQ==","MTIzMzMzNg==","MTIzNDIwNQ==","MTQ2NjA3","MTIyNTQ5MQ==","MTIzMzU1Nw==","NTAyMzIz"],"teacherId":1220341,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}