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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

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This project will reach 90 students.

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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

$774.26

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.61

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$891.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$157.36

Total project goal

$1,049.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,049.07

14 Donors

-$1,035.84

Donations toward project cost

-$891.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$144.13

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.23

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$0.00

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