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Ms. Christo from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Drama Students Will Relate To: Novio Boy

My students need 38 copies of "Novio Boy" for our unit on drama.

  • $233 goal

This project expired on January 2, 2014.

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My Students

Do you remember the first time you read a book that really just "got you"? My students don't often have the opportunities to read pieces of literature that they can really relate to, but "Novio Boy", a seven-act drama about a young Mexican American youth, could give them that.

The students that make up my classes are almost all low income, Hispanic students.

Many of them are learning English as a second language. Teaching Reading to students who struggle to even have a conversation in the English language can be a challenge, but providing them with a piece of literature that is written from the perspective of someone just like them would be a huge step in the right direction on the path of teaching them to love reading.

My Project

The protagonist of "Novio Boy", Rudy, is a freshman in high school who represents a typical Mexican American student. He is facing the same struggles they typically face in their daily lives, including being a minority, living a low income lifestyle, and pining after older high school girls.

I truly feel that sharing a piece of literature with my students that reflects so many pieces of their own lives would motivate them to read and hopefully create the opportunity for a lifelong love of learning.

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

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This project will reach 85 students.

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Novio Boy • AKJ Books $4.34 38 $164.92

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