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 »
Menu
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.

 
See this teacher's page

Ms. Malcolm from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Shadow Lines

My students need 75 copies of The Shadow Lines to help expand their literary experience.

  • $1,077 goal

This project expired on January 1, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Books can take us to places to far away places! Help my students experience a new region, culture, and political situation with a single novel. Reading is an integral way to expand an individuals world view.

My students attend a public school in a low-income neighborhood, and nearly all of my students qualify for free/reduced lunches.

Nearly all students enter their 10th grade year reading at or below grade level. As a result many students are reluctant readers, so it can be challenging to hold their interest with novels. All of them have chosen to attend our multicultural high school. In our curriculum we try to expose students to issues and ideas from all around the world. Many of our students are immigrants or first generation Americans, so they themselves bring great diversity of experience to the classroom. They are interested in learning about varied cultures, and instinctively compare their own struggles and experiences with those characters appearing in novels. Some favorite novels of my students have included Night by Elie Wiesel and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

My Project

Based on our students' past interests in novels that are rooted in unique cultural experiences we have chosen to add The Shadow Lines to our curriculum. The Shadow Lines draws on the daily lives of several characters living during turbulent times in India, particularly in Calcutta and Delhi. In using this novel, we would work to supplement and expand the students' discussion of social issues and struggling communities beyond those that they already know first-hand. Without the inclusion of this novel our 10th grade English curriculum overlooks an important region of the world, and starves our students of an opportunity to make connections and comparisons between their own experience and others' experiences around the world.

By donating to this project you are in effect buying my students a ticket to explore Calcutta, Delhi, and London.

You are sending them on an adventure that will challenge and expand their world view. A novel like this will show my students a new world, and it will emphasize the supreme power of literature.

Ms. Malcolm
Grades 9-12
More than half of 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

26 donors26 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 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. Malcolm is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Shadow Lines • AKJ Books $10.92 75 $819.00

Materials cost

$819.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$49.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$12.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$915.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$161.54

Total project goal

$1,076.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,076.96

26 Donors

-$1,076.00

Donations toward project cost

-$914.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$161.40

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":null,"showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[580250],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"DC","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"merchant.com.donorschoose1.prod","proposalId":606151,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/the-shadow-lines/606151/","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. Malcolm","authorIds":{"580250":{"owner":"Ms. Malcolm","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":0.9991042363068319,"proposalsOnPage":[606151],"proposalHash":"1630512055","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/272x272/tp580250_272x272.jpg?width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1455227639765","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":65489,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MTA3MDY5MQ==","MTA2Nzc3NQ==","MTA2ODU0Mw==","MTA3MDMzMQ==","NjUyODAx","MTA2OTgyOQ==","MTA0ODAzOA==","Njc4OTY5","MTAyNTY2MA==","MTA3MDQxMA==","MTAyMjM1NA==","MTA2MzM5Mw==","NjY3Njk0","MTA1MDM3NA==","MTA2ODA3MQ==","MTA0OTk2NQ==","MTAzNTg2NQ==","MTA0NzA0OA==","MjQ2Nzc5","MTA2OTAzMQ==","OTkwMzUz","MTAyMzIwMQ==","OTk0ODU3","MTQwNzc0","MTA1MjA4MQ==","MTA2OTY0OQ=="],"teacherId":580250,"schoolCounty":"District Of Columbia","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"DC","name":"District of Columbia"}}