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Ms. Kristia Castrillo from San Francisco CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Critical Texts for 10th English and 11th Grade American Literature

Help me give my students rigorous, intersectional texts which which to study the complexities of gentrification, police brutality, sexism, and normalized violence against women and LGBTQQI folks.

  • $1,035 goal

This project expired on April 5, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am proud to say that I teach young people that truly capture and embody the cultural, linguistic diversity of San Francisco. They are this city's humor, it's street culture, it's heart, it's vibrancy.

My students come from all walks of life, all kinds of families and households, all kinds of struggle.

I have students who came to this country by crossing a border on foot, while I also have students who are themselves parents by educators.

I teach 10th English, with some classes being inclusive of students with special education needs. I teach 11th American Literature within a social justice and leadership oriented pathway that has made great strides in local activism - for example contributing to the fight for Free Muni for Youth in SF which allows students under the age of 18 to ride the bus for free and not be criminalized for not being able to afford bus fare.

Many of my students honestly need school materials, extra food, and extra care. All the resources I am requesting help me and my colleagues do our jobs better and empower our students as young people in our community.

My Project

I will be using these texts in addition to others I already use within my 10th English and 11th American Literature classes. The 10th English class will be using an article in particular first by Rebecca Solnit entitled "Death by Gentrification" within the last unit/grading period which focuses on police brutality, policing, community relationships with law and government, and a community organizing project at the end of the year.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's text, on the other hand, will be used in conjunction with her TED talk version of the speech in a unit that focuses on feminist texts, primarily Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Ms. Kristia Castrillo
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 160 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) • Amazon Business $10.97 35 $383.95
We Should All Be Feminists • Amazon Business $6.39 60 $383.40

Materials cost

$767.35

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$70.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$879.07

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$155.13

Total project goal

$1,034.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,034.20

2 Donors

-$1,025.38

Donations toward project cost

-$879.07

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$146.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

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$0.00

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