My students need summer reading books to prepare for Advanced Placement classes in the Fall.
This project expired on July 20, 2018.
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My students are bright, creative and curious about the world around them. They have dreams to become game designers, actors, and even funeral home operators, but they live in an environment that is not kind to dreamers. At the southernmost tip of Atlanta, our school is nestled in the poorest zip code in the city. Ninety-five percent of my students receive free and reduced-priced lunch and are economically disadvantaged. Furthermore, a growing number of our students are first-generation immigrants just learning to speak English and many will be the first in their families to pursue college, if not the first to graduate high school.
My students are bright and full of curiosity, but while they have the same amount of energy and drive as students in other more affluent neighborhoods they lack the dollars to match that tenacity with resources.
AP courses prepare students for college and that means it requires more than just a desire to succeed, it requires books.
I'm requesting the required reading titles Sundown Towers, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, and The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian so that students can read over the summer in preparation for their AP courses in the Fall. Teachers can't teach everything the kids will need to know so they'll need that time over the Summer to absorb some material.
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