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Ms. Francis from Cleveland OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

AP Lang Books for Future Leaders

Help me give my students the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson to use for their AP Language & Composition class. This bestseller addresses social justice issues of the prison system in America.

  • $366 goal

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My Students

Many of my students live in poverty, and our school gives free lunch to 100% of our student population. I have many students that attend every day and do whatever is required of them. I am certain I have future leaders in my midst. They work hard at and outside of school and succeed despite barriers.

My students at my urban high school are motivated and are trailblazers--they have been making great strides in their academics for the last few years, and recently earned a B on the Ohio state report card.

My Project

I'm seeking funding for the nonfiction bestseller Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (2015). This book allows students to engage in a contemporary issue that many students, unfortunately, have some experience with from within their own families. In will inform their writing in class for half the semester.

These books help us to dive deeply into the injustices of the prison system helps them to prepare for their AP Language & Composition exam.

My intent would be to pair this text with To Kill a Mockingbird as well as other contemporary news articles--we would be able to practice synthesis, research, and analysis easily through this book.

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Ms. Francis
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $7.89 35 $276.15

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