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Mrs. Staples from Manchester NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Extending the Discussion: Creating Positive Social Change

Help me give my students the chance to build empathy, open the discussions pertinent in our society, and draw connections to the literary canon required of our course curriculum.

  • $607 goal

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My Students

The group of students who will be most impacted by this particular project is my Juniors and Seniors who are reluctant readers but are thriving in a climate of choice, comfort, and warmth. Additionally, much of our reading allows students to further develop their own narrative voice imperative in personal essay writing and reflection, but perhaps more importantly, has offered a "safe space" in which they feel comfortable and able to share their opinions, reactions, and experiences in life and learning.

Students have requested readings based on their own struggles, interests, current headlines, and (believe it or not) poets that write in the present time.

Many of our students' readings and reflections are a balance of stress management and socio-emotional learning--they see themselves and their struggles in the pages and know that they are not alone in the world.

My Project

Learning from home means equal access to the same materials, opportunities, discussions, social connections, and options. This is the only way to ensure equity and maintain a positive & healthy SEL for our students. Having used classroom libraries and book clubs in the past, these additional titles and resources will ensure that ALL students have access to discussion-worthy materials and the opportunity to reflect and speak their minds. These discussions can extend virtually through weekly book club meetings through breakout rooms that will allow for an asynchronous English Class. Titles requested hold a direct connection to current social unrest and will allow students the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, readings, and studies on civil rights and justice.

Mrs. Staples
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption (PB) • MahoganyBooks $15.30 20 $306.00
Children of Virtue and Vengeance ( Legacy of Orisha #2 ) • MahoganyBooks $17.99 2 $35.98
March: Book Two • MahoganyBooks $17.96 2 $35.92
Clap When You Land • MahoganyBooks $17.09 2 $34.18
Children of Blood and Bone (Children of Orisha #1) • MahoganyBooks $17.09 2 $34.18
A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope • MahoganyBooks $17.09 1 $17.09
The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood • MahoganyBooks $15.30 1 $15.30

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