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Ms. Amato from E Palo Alto CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Outsiders: Relevent Even Today

My students need copies of the book The Outsiders to read in class together.

  • $372 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students live in a very low-income community in the heart of the Silicon Valley. Currently, over half of our students are considered homeless. They are almost all minorities. Many are learning English as a second language, and many have faced extreme adversity in their home lives. Many students work far below grade level and all are on free or reduced-price lunch. My students come to school where it's a safe place, and, despite everything, they try their best every day. While surrounding communities boast multi-million dollar homes and high powered tech companies, my kids have seen things no child should see, and this impacts their learning at school.

My Project

My students are reluctant about reading. They really only respond to books where they can relate to the characters. We recently read an excerpt from The Outsiders and they really were hooked on the characters and how many of them have problems similar to the ones they face. I think this book would really resonate with my students. The idea of social classes and gang violence is something we see in our town often. If we had a class set of The Outsiders I feel confident that my students would get a lot out of reading and discussing it together.

Ms. Amato
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Outsiders • Amazon Business $7.59 34 $258.06

Materials cost

$258.06

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$23.61

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$315.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$55.68

Total project goal

$371.22

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$371.22

1 Donor

-$371.22

Donations toward project cost

-$315.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$55.68

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$0.00

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