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Mrs. Klepeisz from Newport News VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Getting Lit with ProjectLit in English Class

Help me give my students access to relevant literature that will serve as a mirror, window, and door with 3 copies of each of these books picked from the 2018-2020 ProjectLit Book Lists.

  • $863 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an amazing group of young scholars from different backgrounds. I teach a class that is split between general education students and English Language Learners.

My class sizes range from 20-30 students in each, and I have a total of three classes.

My students love to read when they are exposed to relevant, engaging literature. They also have a strong desire to learn and change the world, which is why our class this year will be participating in the ProjectLit Community.

My Project

It is important and necessary to have a variety of literature for students to choose from that have meaning. The books students read must serve 3 purposes.

The books listed are all books recommended through the ProjectLit Community because they serve readers in these ways.

First, the students must see themselves in literature they are exposed to because representation is crucial for students. Additionally, the books that the students are exposed to should serve as a window in to the lives and experiences of people who are different from the reader. Finally, they serve as a door for students to jump start positive change.

Mrs. Klepeisz
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $14.49 3 $43.47
A Very Large Expanse of Sea • Amazon Business $14.24 3 $42.72
The Poet X • Amazon Business $13.69 3 $41.07
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.47 3 $40.41
Opposite of Always • Amazon Business $13.23 3 $39.69
Dread Nation • Amazon Business $12.59 3 $37.77
Internment • Amazon Business $12.32 3 $36.96
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $12.29 3 $36.87
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.93 3 $35.79
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 3 $34.17
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $11.11 3 $33.33
Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orisha) • Amazon Business $11.02 3 $33.06
Barely Missing Everything • Amazon Business $10.28 3 $30.84
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.95 3 $29.85
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood • Amazon Business $8.99 3 $26.97
Allegedly • Amazon Business $8.98 3 $26.94
Monday's Not Coming • Amazon Business $7.70 3 $23.10
Anger Is a Gift: A Novel • Amazon Business $7.40 3 $22.20
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $7.23 3 $21.69
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $7.19 3 $21.57

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