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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

This project expired on August 14, 2019.

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

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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

Materials cost

$354.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$32.40

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.31

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$421.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$74.43

Total project goal

$496.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$496.20

3 Donors

-$496.20

Donations toward project cost

-$421.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$74.43

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$0.00

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