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Mrs. Hartman from Chesapeake VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Civil Rights Literature

My students need novels of high interest. These two stories coincide with what they're going to be learning in eighth grade history.

  • $553 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from low-income families. They are struggling readers, many reading far below their reading levels. They are not performing on the state tests. I want to improve their reading comprehension while making sure they are reading a novel which is engaging.

These two novels, The Help and Mississippi Trial, 1955, have always been beloved by my students.

I would like to have a class set in my room, so I don't have to borrow these novels from another school and can teach it again and again.

My Project

The majority of my students are African-American and will be studying Civil Rights at the time we'll be reading these novels. They'll be able to make many connections between fiction and nonfiction. There are many informational texts which coincide with the novels. I plan on doing project-based learning with the novels as well. They are currently working on an empathy project.

Gifted/Honors will be reading The Help, while my general education/inclusion classes will be reading Mississippi Trial, 1955.

My students will LOVE these novels. I think they will be a phenomenal way to wrap up the end of the school year before they head off to high school.

Mrs. Hartman
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Help • Amazon Business $10.86 30 $325.80
Mississippi Trial, 1955 • Amazon Business $3.59 30 $107.70

Materials cost

$433.50

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$470.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$82.94

Total project goal

$552.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$552.94

3 Donors

-$552.94

Donations toward project cost

-$470.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.94

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$0.00

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