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Mrs. Villanueva from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

This Book Has a Certain Alchemy

My students need highly engaging fiction books that align with our new textbooks.

  • $484 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a product of the Chicago Public School district, I know the issues my students face daily. Yet, despite their circumstances, my students want to succeed in life, overcome all obstacles and make their families proud! My students are strong, vibrant and full of life, always ready to do the task at hand, but often wish there was more to class than just pen and paper. My students are respectful and well-mannered. Unfortunately, often times they have one too many odds stacked against them. It is my goal that a lack of resources not be another issue they face!

My Project

Our district recently received new textbooks. However, we still lack fiction books that align with our curriculum. This project will provide one class set of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

“To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.”—from The Alchemist.

I believe that students need to read engaging, Lexile appropriate fiction books. They need books that are going to open their minds to worlds outside of their own. This book combines magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder. There is an irreplaceable experience that only fiction can bring into a classroom. Help to bring this amazing journey- of shared reading to my classroom!

Mrs. Villanueva
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Alchemist • Amazon Business $10.72 35 $375.20

Materials cost

$375.20

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.63

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.83

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.50

Total project goal

$483.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$483.33

1 Donor

-$483.33

Donations toward project cost

-$410.83

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.50

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$0.00

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