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Mr. Damiani from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

If I Grow Up Book Set

Help me give my students a book that will connect to their experiences.

  • $297 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I'm starting at a new school in The School District of Philadelphia this year, so I have yet to personally meet the students I'll be teaching, but I am very excited to do so soon. The school is in north Philadelphia, and a significant percentage of my students come from economically disadvantaged households, including some from foster care.

My students are almost all individuals of color who live in a racially diverse and culturally rich community.

I'm very interested in establishing a reading workshop community in my classroom this year that is inclusive of multiple cultures, reading levels, and interests, and that is exciting for all of my students.

My Project

My students have been requesting reading materials that are more relevant to their own experiences, and I think that this book will do that for them. I plan to create a unit around the book that will be engaging and will pull in reluctant readers with the exciting subject matter. The unit will center around themes of inner city life, poverty, gang life, and the mass incarceration of black men. I'm really excited to do this unit with my students, and I know that they will be very thankful to have reading material that feels relevant to them. Please help me make this a reality!

Mr. Damiani
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If I Grow Up • AKJ Education $7.29 30 $218.70

Materials cost

$218.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$251.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$44.47

Total project goal

$296.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$296.45

1 Donor

-$296.45

Donations toward project cost

-$251.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.47

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$0.00

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