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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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

Science Fiction and Me

Help me give my students read "Kindred" by Octavia E. Butler. This is a new unit that I am hoping to teach to seniors.

  • $497 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The surrounding neighborhood is loud, unforgiving and often unkind. My students are resilient, joyful and excited for the future. They are future lawyers, doctors and hopefully, the next President of the United States. They are curious, they are open, they are eager to learn. I teach at a Title I public school, meaning that almost all students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Sometimes, my students come to school without proper utensils, without paper and without having a meal that day.

But they arrive. And showing up is more than half the battle.

Together, we are a team dedicated in shaping our own own futures. In changing the world. We live by a famous Alice Walker quote, "We are the ones we've been waiting for."

We are here.

My Project

For our final unit, I would like to try something new, "Kindred" an amazing science fiction novel by Octavia E. Butler. I think that my students will enjoy both the historical and fictional aspect, as well as the science fiction proponent. Further, I want to introduce them to this wonderful piece of literature by a black, female writer. Too often, the literary canon excludes such powerful voices and I want to remedy that.

With a class set of the text, we will be able to read the story, make connections and continue to understand the interconnectedness between our rich histories.

Ms. Parker
Grades 9-12
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

3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 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. Parker is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindred • Amazon Business $19.67 18 $354.06

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


3 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


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":[1049539],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"CA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4065035,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":true,"numStudents":120,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Parker","authorIds":{"1049539":{"owner":"Ms. Parker","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4065035],"proposalHash":"-1703739313","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":209553,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA0OTUzOQ==","MzkxOTg1MQ==","MzkxNzEwNQ=="],"teacherId":1049539,"schoolCounty":"Los Angeles","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"CA","name":"California"}}