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 »

Are you a teacher? Create a project in 10 minutes and get what you need for your students. Tap here to start.

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. White from Ada OK is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

YA Novels in the Classroom: Engaging and Meaningful

Help me give my students access to the Young Adult novel, Dreamland Burning, to learn about their own state's history.

  • $277 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 11th grade American Literature to primarily low class and middle class students in a small, rural community. Many of my students hold part time jobs in order to support themselves and their families.

Some students are on a college track while others are on track to begin working straight out of high school.

My classes are about building lifelong skills through critical thinking and writing. They are a lively group of kids, and they look forward to learning more about themselves and their world through discussions and the study of literature.

My Project

I teach in a small community in Oklahoma. Through history classes and some Classic Literature, students learn about our country's past and current struggles of racism and prejudices. While my school has many class sets of Classic Literature, we do not have the funds to purchase engaging Young Adult Literature (YAL). Studies have shown that YAL offers students an engaging and meaningful opportunity to apply critical thinking skills to more current texts.

The novel, DreamLand Burning, by Jennifer Latham, offers a glimpse into our own state's dark history with the Tulsa Race Riots.

Through the reading, analyzing, and activities based off of this novel, my students will learn not only about their own state's history, but also themselves. This novel touches on a dark past and a current issue in today's society and will create opportunities to reflect and discuss racism and prejudices in the United States.

Ms. White
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

Learn how we’re working to support teachers and students during Covid-19

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. White is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dreamland Burning • Amazon Business $7.49 25 $187.25

Materials cost

$187.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.26

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$235.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.53

Total project goal

$276.85

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$276.85

4 Donors

-$265.32

Donations toward project cost

-$235.32

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$11.53

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":"Ada","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[6731165],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"OK","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"proposalId":4410195,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":false,"proposalURL":"https://www.donorschoose.org/project/ya-novels-in-the-classroom-engaging-and/4410195/","verifyShowPhotos":"","mayHaveReplacements":false,"numStudents":70,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. White","authorIds":{"6731165":{"owner":"Ms. White","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[4410195],"proposalHash":"1779432730","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"https://storage.donorschoose.net/dc_prod/images/teacher/profile/orig/tp6731165_orig.jpg?crop=1:1,smart&width=136&height=136&fit=bounds&auto=webp&t=1593131061309","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":23,"teacherChallengeId":21466813,"photosPublished":false,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":[],"teacherId":6731165,"schoolCounty":"Pontotoc","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"OK","name":"Oklahoma"}}