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Ms. Branch from Phoenix AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Feminist Theory in YA

Help me give my students books that feature strong female characters for class readings!

  • $795 goal

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My Students

My students walk into the classroom full of life and excited for learning. I work hard to deliver my best to my students and they always meet or exceed my expectations of them. They amaze me!

I teach at a diverse Title I school in South Phoenix where the majority of our students receive free breakfast and lunch.

Many of the students face hardships in both their personal lives and on campus, but despite the hardships, they always work hard and have a growth mindset for being successful in life.

My Project

I've selected a balanced range of young adult literature and non-fiction books, and have included books from extraordinary female authors. I am asking for multiple copies of a variety of books including Odd One Out, Speak, On The Come UP, and Persepolis for literature circles. Current literacy education research suggests that when students are able to make authentic connections with ideas, characters, and situations presented in a text, they are more likely to engage with class objectives and activities. Yet, I hope to take this idea to a deeper level.

With this project, students will reveal the transformative power of multicultural literature.

By participating in collaborative literature circles, students will work together to explore the cultural and linguistic diversity that exist in communities through the words of female authors. This will create powerful learning opportunities for students to practice their speaking and listening skills.

As a culminating project, students will be asked to create group presentations that argue the benefits of multicultural literature in the English curriculum and propose ways teachers and schools can create more inclusive curriculum. Their group presentations will discuss important and meaningful parts of their novel as well as include current research on multicultural education. Students will be using these texts as agents of change. Specifically, change within themselves, their school, and community.

Ms. Branch
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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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 45 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $9.74 30 $292.20
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $12.91 3 $38.73
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $11.76 3 $35.28
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $16.19 2 $32.38
We Are Okay • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $11.76 2 $23.52
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 Omnibus Volume 1 • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Omnibus: Season 8 Volume 2 • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Start Now!: You Can Make a Difference • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67

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