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Ms. Smith from Caldwell ID is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Wanted: All Books...to Burn

My students need academic books that can grab their attention; “Fahrenheit 451” will draw them in and make them want to know more.

  • $332 goal

This project expired on November 19, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are disadvantaged. Most of them come from environments with generational poverty and no sense of the opportunities that education can provide. They are mostly non-readers or reluctant readers--that is why finding engaging books with profound messages is so important.

Fahrenheit 451 will introduce them to a world where it is illegal to read books and challenge them to think about the consequences of an illiterate or uninformed society.

My hope is to decrease the overwhelmingly high percentage of students who balk at the idea of reading.

My Project

I would like a class copy of Fahrenheit 451 so that my students can question their stance on reading. Most of my students do not see the point in books--especially because they are surrounded by technology and so many entertainment platforms. My hope is that possibly seeing themselves reflected in a book written decades ago will make them question whether or not the book was prophetic as well as whether or not the prophecy is inherently bad.

In addition to raising the question of whether or not technology contributes to society in positive ways, reading this book will also raise many pertinent topics such as whether or not society values the lives of youths such as them.

Ms. Smith
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 240 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 25 $224.75
Fahrenheit 451 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$233.74

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.14

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$281.39

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$49.66

Total project goal

$331.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$331.05

2 Donors

-$190.52

Donations toward project cost

-$161.94

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.58

match offer

-$140.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$119.45

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$21.08

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$0.00

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