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Ms. Fierro from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Jackie and Me (Take 7)

Help me give my students 30 copies of Jackie and Me from AKJ Books to learn how to read a chapter book and annotate it; but most importantly, to learn about the color barrier and Jackie Robinson.

  • $235 goal

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My Students

My 5th grade students are amazing inner city kids whose families struggle in a concrete jungle, yet strive to learn as much as they can.

I have an incredible group of students who are creative and eager to learn despite the inner city woes that plague the neighborhood.

Many of my students are recent immigrants who are working hard to master the English language. They have so many questions about their world and are eager to discover its mysteries. They are trying to make sense of the world around them.

My Project

Any book can be used to teach students how to read, but "Jackie and Me" can teach so much more. "Jackie and Me" will take my students on a civil rights adventure into a world where Jim Crow laws, civil injustice, and the color of your skin make a difference in your world. In this unit of study, students will explore the Bill of Rights and civil rights. They will get a better understanding of what is was like by following the main character Joe, who gets to meet Jackie Robinson.

We will also communicate with the author, Dan Gutman, "Jackie and Me" on why he chose to write this type of historical fiction.

I've taught this book for the last 6 years and every year my students love reading about Jackie Robinson.

Ms. Fierro
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jackie & Me • AKJ Education $5.10 30 $153.00

Materials cost

$153.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$14.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.30

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$199.30

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$35.17

Total project goal

$234.47

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$234.47

3 Donors

-$118.00

Donations toward project cost

-$100.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.70

match offer

-$116.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$99.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.47

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$0.00

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