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A Gathering of Students for Discussion!
The cost of 22 copies of A Gathering of Old Men by Earnest Gaines is $334, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.
I teach 7th grade at Truman Middle School, where all of my students have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina. My school, which is underfunded to begin with, is going through a rocky year because of Katrina stress.
Sadly, my school has no novels to teach the 7th grade English students. I am hoping to teach the novel A Gathering of Old Men, by Earnest Gaines, because it deals with racism in Louisiana. Nearly 97% of my students are racial minorities. This book would be a great opportunity for all the students to learn about bias incidents and to discuss every day choices we can make to live in a less prejudiced society.
To achieve a class set of the novel, we'd need about 30 copies. Currently, we have 8. With a donation of 22 novels of this book, all 115 students will have the opportunity to complete a unit on this very profound novel.
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