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Mrs. Zilius-Hughes from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Together We Are Mighty, Freak the Mighty

My students need a class set of Freak the Mighty, so they can experience the true magic of literature analysis.

  • $264 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My 6th graders are amazing learners who are eager for something to challenge them and help them grow into even more amazing young adults. We are in a low income area where school and learning are things that these students truly look forward to. The community inside the classroom is their safe space to learn and come together as learners. They come to school daily and never let their circumstances get in the way of their education. They are truly amazing humans.

My Project

Freak the Mighty is about acceptance and community, and that’s what I want to build with my students. My students do not get the opportunity to hold actual books in their hands and learn from all the lessons presented in novels. Although short stories are amazing tools in the classroom, there is nothing like opening a book and experiencing an entirely new world. Through this project, students who would not otherwise pick up a book, will get the opportunity to delve into the experiences of Freak the Mighty and even make connections to their own lives outside of the four walls of our classroom.

Mrs. Zilius-Hughes
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Freak the Mighty • AKJ Education $5.10 35 $178.50

Materials cost

$178.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$12.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.68

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.94

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.52

Total project goal

$263.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.46

2 Donors

-$263.46

Donations toward project cost

-$223.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.52

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$0.00

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