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Mrs. McKenzie from Concord NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Real Life Characters Grow and Change

Help me give my students the book Maniac Magee to read to understand how characters grow and change; as well as, see how characters are just like them.

  • $287 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are typical middle school students. We are a large suburban school with a family feel. The students are lively, loud, and lovable. They come from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Many overcome challenges and work hard for their goals each day.

Reading and writing helps my students become confident learners.

They are learning how to express themselves and evaluate the world around them. After 25 years of teaching, I am still amazed by the desire and eagerness our young people have to learn.

My Project

Books open a new world to students. I like to choose books that demonstrate how characters face the same issues as my students. By choosing books with relatable characters, my students find themselves devouring books all the while improving their reading skills. Characters in these books grow and change throughout the plot. Students will be able to identify how the plot influences change in character.

The book Maniac Magee demonstrates how all families are different and non traditional families can work together to lead to individual successes.

My classes have been very intrigued with an excerpt that I have used in class and are currently very eager to read the book.

Mrs. McKenzie
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maniac Magee • Amazon Business $5.59 35 $195.65

Materials cost

$195.65

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$243.84

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$43.03

Total project goal

$286.87

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$286.87

3 Donors

-$190.00

Donations toward project cost

-$169.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.00

match offer

-$88.05

Match offer toward project cost

-$74.84

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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