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Ms. Eiland from Saginaw MI is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Celebrating-Recognizing Black and American History!

Help me give my students books to capture and heighten their interest in reading.

  • $495 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

I serve a diverse population of students with a range of capabilities. All of my students qualify for the free lunch program and most of them have challenging home environments with many obstacles in their path; however, those obstacles do not define my students and all of my students fight to be present in school and try their hardest to succeed.

My Project

Every Friday I give my students an opportunity to read books of interests, however, a lot of my students express to me that they just don't see anything they like. So I asked them, what are you interested in? What type of content do you like? I jotted down their responses and began my search for novels they requested and have the content that will pique their interest. My students seek novels they can relate to; I found those novels and I also sought novels they can learn from as well.

To celebrate Black history month, my students are going to create a project that they will present in front of their peers.

The books that are selected for this Donor's Choose project will supplement their learning and enhance their research.

Ms. Eiland
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Accused!: The Trials of the Scottsboro Boys: Lies, Prejudice, and the Fourteenth Amendment • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
Drama High: Hustlin' • Amazon Business $15.00 2 $30.00
Drama High: Frenemies • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Drama High: So, So Hood • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.41 2 $24.82
The Black History Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $10.44 2 $20.88
Drama High: Second Chance • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Drama High: The Fight • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Jayd's Legacy (Drama High, Book 3) • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Drama High, vol. 17: Sweet Dreams • Amazon Business $9.95 2 $19.90
Let Me Hear a Rhyme • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Family Medicine: A Psychological Suspense Thriller • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.39 1 $13.39
1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
100 African-Americans Who Shaped American History (100 Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78

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