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Mrs. Kremnitzer from Frederick MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Finding Refuge in Literature

My students need "Refugee" and "American Street" to empathize with those who leave their country and face hardships during and after the journey.

  • $405 goal

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My Students

Our students are hardworking individuals from a diverse community who deserve to see themselves in the texts they read. They get excited when a character has a similar background to their own. Being able to relate to a character because of those traits or because of context really allows the students to build the meta-cognition needed to develop a greater understanding of the world around them.

Diversity in literature will diversify our learners' experiences further, thus building a stronger foundation of community.

Our students deserve to understand one another more and these books will do that.

My Project

Our third topic for our ProjectLIT bookclub focuses on the hardships those who immigrate their home lands face. These hardships are often tumultuous in deciding when to leave, how to leave, and during the journey, as well as after the journey is complete and those who are starting new try to re-establish themselves.

Our students will participate a book club in which half of the students read "Refugee", while the other half read "American Street" so they can discuss the hardships faced on both ends of the journey.

Once the initial book club is over, the books will be distributed to other classrooms so that more students can find refuge in the powerful stories they tell.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.89 15 $178.35
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 15 $113.25

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