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Ms. McDermit from New Haven CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Collaborative Learning and Independent Reading

Help me give my students culturally relevant books. The copies of Twice Towards Justice will help to support a nonfiction unit based on collaborative book circles. The Hate U Give will be used for independent reading.

  • $233 goal

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My Students

My students are brilliant, compassionate, thoughtful young people. They love to discuss serious issues like racism, gun violence, homophobia, and more. They have an incredible sensibility regarding what is just and unjust in our society, and a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world around them.

My students deserve the very best teachers, classrooms, and educational resources, but our school is chronically underfunded.

Generous friends, family, and strangers help to close the gap between the resources that my students are given, and the resources that they deserve.

My Project

The copies of Twice Towards Justice will be used for collaborative book circles. Students will be able to choose from Twice Towards Justice, March, The Port Chicago 50, and Birmingham Sunday. Together, in small groups, students will analyze the text and collaborate to create a Black History Month performance in February, inspired by their text and complimentary nonfiction articles.

The copies of the Hate U Give will be added to the independent reading library.

I 've already bought several copies but the books are so popular that I cannot keep them stocked. More students are requesting it and more students want to read it.

Ms. McDermit
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $12.77 8 $102.16
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.65 5 $63.25

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