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

Finding Their Voice: Learning from THE HATE U GIVE

Help me give my students a selection of books, including The Hate U Give and Moxie, to help them to find their voices and help bring about change in their community.

  • $647 goal

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My Students

I teach at a small school with a student body that is made up primarily of low-income families. In recent weeks, these students have watched with interest the various people on the news speaking up in ever louder voices about the things that they believe in, everything from raising the minimum wage to the importance of believing the stories of people who have been the victims of assault. The kids have questions, and the discussions that they want to have are important ones. I want them to be prepared to have them - both in and out of the classroom.

We need books on the shelves that will encourage students to first ask important questions, and then work to find answers to those questions.

I want to provide a selection of both fiction and non-fiction that inspires action, encourages empathy, and shows that it is not only important, but also necessary, to ask the hard questions. They have the curiosity. They have the energy. And I want to fan that spark into a flame.

My Project

The ninth grade attended a screening of the film adaptation of THE HATE U GIVE, and the 4 copies of the book we have are not meeting the demand for the novel following the film. In addition to obtaining several additional copies, we hope to continue building the collection we started last year, comprised of books that address issues like police violence, sexual assault, prejudice, and mental health.

A good book inspires good conversations, hard conversations, conversations that are worth having.

The hope is that these books will give them a starting point as they figure out their own feelings about these very complex topics and encourage them to speak up, whether it is with questions or in an effort to make a real change.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $11.44 10 $114.40
Moxie: A Novel • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
(Don't) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start the Conversation about Mental Health • Amazon Business $10.18 4 $40.72
Love, Hate and Other Filters • Amazon Business $15.24 2 $30.48
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $13.29 2 $26.58
The Nowhere Girls • Amazon Business $13.29 2 $26.58
Hope Nation: YA Authors Share Personal Moments of Inspiration • Amazon Business $13.29 2 $26.58
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.61 2 $25.22
Girl Made of Stars • Amazon Business $12.59 2 $25.18
All the Rage: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.90 2 $23.80
Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World • Amazon Business $11.66 2 $23.32
Lies You Never Told Me • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Boy Toy • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Incognegro: A Graphic Mystery (New Edition) • Amazon Business $18.53 1 $18.53
Symptoms of Being Human • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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