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Mr. Davis from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Recent American Lit: Home with Miss Lonelyhearts in Giovanni's Room

Help me give my students new copies of Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin, Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West, and Home by Toni Morrison.

  • $957 goal

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My Students

These are my AP English Literature students. I teach the only section of AP Literature at our high school, and I've been looking to get class sets of novels to teach.

My students are great to discuss literature and ideas with, and it has been wonderful to see so many of them really take to some of the works and concepts we've discussed.

I would love to be able to share some of the novels that have inspired me and made me think critically and deeply over the years.

My Project

I'm seeking to obtain enough copies of these three short novels for each senior in my AP English Literature class to get a copy. At the present moment, I'm facing a lack of class sets of novels, and I would particularly like to read these works as a whole class.

I feel that these works, taken together, provide a great glimpse into some of the strands of American literature over the past 90 years or so.

They have the advantage of all being on the short side and yet all probing some deeper ideas and themes from diverse perspectives. Perhaps through reading them together, the people and places present in the texts might give us some picture of what the 'American novel' is, or even what 'America' is.

Mr. Davis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 26 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Home (Vintage International) • Amazon Business $10.79 26 $280.54
Giovanni's Room • Amazon Business $10.39 26 $270.14
Miss Lonelyhearts • Amazon Business $8.48 26 $220.48

Materials cost

$771.16

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.57

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$812.73

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$143.42

Total project goal

$956.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$956.15

7 Donors

-$308.78

Donations toward project cost

-$287.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.97

match offer

-$617.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$524.92

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$92.63

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.82

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$0.00

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