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Ms. Diwa from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Blood & Bone: Tackling Inequalities and Racism

My students need a class set of Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone to think critically and engage in discussion about structural inequality and institutionalized racism.

  • $680 goal

This project expired on November 18, 2018.

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My Students

My students attend a school in the urban community with a population of about 2,000 students. Approximately 81% of the student population is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. A majority of my students are Filipino, Hispanic, and African American.

Every day, my students give me hope for the future.

They make the four walls of my classroom disappear and I'm constantly reminded that they are the people that I want to share this world with. My students keep me alive.

My Project

Race and inequality is a touchy, but important conversation within today's society. My students are confronted with situations on the media and in person, that they may or may not understand. Tomi Adeyemi's Children of Blood and Bone tackles both of these issues in a beautiful and captivating story about a young woman on a quest to learn about her identity, and save the people she loves.

Structural inequality and institutionalized racism are realities in our day to day; however, we can't abate their impact unless we confront their existence.

This book will provide the guide to uncover themes, ideas, and language that is critical to understand for low-income minority youth. We will use this as the starting point to speaking about the injustices in the United States, Human Rights and Civil Rights, and where their role comes in to play. This book can change their lives.

Ms. Diwa
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 110 students.

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Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $9.89 50 $494.50

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