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Mrs. Homan from Portland IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High-Interest Holocaust Novel

Help me give my students Prisoner B-3087, a high-interest, well-written book about a Holocaust survivor.

  • $639 goal

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My Students

Our school is in a rural community where the students often come from struggling backgrounds, with around 40% receiving reduced or free lunches and textbooks.

Our students are eager to learn.

They have 1:1 Chromebooks. but are also pushed to continue reading books and writing by hand as they use technology to develop 21st century skills.

Our students are creative, contemplative, motivated, and curious. They have a variety of interests and needs to be successful in the classroom and beyond.

My Project

These books will be used to teach a Holocaust unit to ALL of our 8th graders. Looking through the books that are available to us to teach this unit, I am failing to find a high-interest book that will captivate my students while also maintaining historical accuracy and appropriateness for middle school students.

This unit typically precedes our 8th grade trip to our nation's capital, which includes the Holocaust museum.

I want our students to go on this trip having some background knowledge of what they are seeing in the museum.

Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz is an excellent historical novel about a young boy who survives 10 different concentration camps. I feel this book will hold their attention as well as inspire them to read more accounts of the Holocaust housed in our school library.

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Mrs. Homan
Grades 6-8
  • East Jay Middle School
  • Portland, IN
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Prisoner B-3087 • Scholastic Teacher Store $4.49 100 $449.00
Prisoner B-3087 By Alan Gratz A Novel Study • Teachers Pay Teachers $10.00 1 $10.00
Prisoner B-3087 Novel Unit (by Alan Gratz) • Teachers Pay Teachers $5.99 1 $5.99

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