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Mrs. Gist from Clarksdale MS is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Dear Martin

My students need 11 copies of the novel Dear Martin to read together in their literacy class.

  • $176 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm the librarian of a Title I high school in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Our student population consists of tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. All of our student body receives free lunch. Many are reluctant readers who read more than two levels below grade level. However, despite the obstacles they face, our students are curious and motivated to learn. They just need more tools to encourage them to do so. They are incredibly creative and talented kids who are determined to make their mark in the world.

My Project

Our goal for our students is to spark a love of reading. To begin this love affair, during our school's homeroom literacy period our students will read the novel Dear Martin--the story of a young, African American man headed towards an Ivy League education when his world is rocked by a tragic act of violence. We need additional copies of this book so that everyone can have their own. As we move through this novel study, we will explore the topics of race in modern America, police brutality, and civil disobedience through the lens of young people's experiences. By donating to this project, you are helping to spark an interest in reading; however, more than that you will be providing students an avenue to explore their own identities and important place in modern society. Students will also begin their own "Dear Martin" journals in order to process through the reading. This will build their abilities to synthesize and articulate important themes from the novel, while also helping them to develop their own unique voice.

Mrs. Gist
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 25 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $9.99 11 $109.89

Materials cost

$109.89

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

Sales tax

$7.69

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$149.23

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$26.33

Total project goal

$175.56

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$175.56

1 Donor

-$149.23

Donations toward project cost

-$149.23

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$0.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$26.33

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$0.00

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