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Mrs. Karr from Rosamond CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Need Diverse Books

Help me give my students the verse novels, Long Way Down and The Poet X.

  • $812 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Seniors at our schoolcome to class with a variety of skills, challenges, and an enthusiasm to learn. As the majority of my students come from low-income families, I am on the lookout for ways to bring contemporary and diverse literature into my classroom.

As streaming video has become more available and popular, students are quickly losing skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and context clues.

There is an increasing need to support student literacy with multiple and diverse texts.

My Project

My students come from varied and diverse backgrounds. They need to read books written by people like them, that are about people like them. The verse novels chosen for this project, Long Way Down, and The Poet X, reach into the world of the diverse teenage reader asking them to grapple with dynamic and life-changing decisions. Each novel, told through a series of poems, craft a story that is enjoyable to read and gripping in the appearance on the page. With no funding for books in my school district, this project will bring new and contemporary literature to my students.

Mrs. Karr
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Poet X • Amazon Business $9.99 30 $299.70
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $9.89 30 $296.70

Materials cost

$596.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$54.57

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$689.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$121.75

Total project goal

$811.67

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$811.67

5 Donors

-$505.83

Donations toward project cost

-$429.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$75.87

match offer

-$305.84

Match offer toward project cost

-$259.96

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.88

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$0.00

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