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Ms. Sanchez from Lexington NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Global Connections Through Reading

My students need a class set of The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis to help improve their reading, while also learning about empathy as they read about life under the Taliban rule.

  • $316 goal

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My Students

I consider myself lucky to be able to teach a diverse group of kids. My students come from a variety of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. All of the students at our school receive free lunch.

While many come from difficult backgrounds, my students still come to school ready to learn every day.

My students are eager to read more, and to know more about what goes on in the world. While many students complain about non-fiction texts, I want to give my students a unique opportunity to make connections to a piece of history through the use of the fictional text, The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis. The novel focuses on a young protagonist from Afghanistan who faces conflicts such as oppression, political injustice, and a society that has not yet established women's rights for its citizens.

My Project

On top of helping my kids understand aspects of history, The Breadwinner will help my students work through different themes and topics. As they read, students will work on their research skills, as well as tackling topics like empathy and tolerance.

This book will tie with one of our units: Change In Self-Perception.

Through this unit and novel, students will develop an understanding of how self-perception can be affected through the experiences of characters both fictional and nonfictional. Discovering how self-perception and where a person is from plays a significant role in who they become and how they see themselves (values).

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

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The Breadwinner • AKJ Education $7.26 30 $217.80

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