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Ms. Peterson from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books And Plays And Murals. Oh My!

My students need a class set of "Darius & Twig" by Walter Dean Myers to prepare us to see the play and create a mural with a visiting artist.

  • $286 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being a black kid isn't easy in Milwaukee. The statistics reflect high unemployment, high incarceration, high eviction and high homicide rates all affecting the lives of students in the Milwaukee Public Schools. In spite of this, my kids show up to school hungry for relationships and knowledge.

My students are creative and resilient, and they deserve the chance to showcase these skills in the English classroom.

However, in an urban public high school, resources are always tight and my kids often go without the things they need to learn and grow.

My Project

My students have been invited into a partnership with the Wilson Center for the Arts. They will attend a play based on the book, "Darius & Twig" by Walter Dean Myers and create a mural about the themes of the book with a visiting artist. Aside from these community opportunities, the book also provides a mirror in which students can reflect upon the choices present in their own lives.

In order to prepare ourselves for these exciting opportunities, though, we need access to the book.

Your donations will make it possible for my students to read the book before contrasting it with the play and representing it in visual form in a mural.

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

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Darius & Twig • Amazon Business $6.98 30 $209.40

Materials cost

$209.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.14

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$242.54

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$42.80

Total project goal

$285.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$285.34

2 Donors

-$285.34

Donations toward project cost

-$242.54

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.80

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$0.00

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