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Ms. Dell from Concord CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Just Mercy: Looking Inside the Criminal Justice System.

Help me give my students the book Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson to show them how the criminal justice system is often anything but just.

  • $790 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My senior students are looking to learn more about the world as they complete their last year of high school. They are kids about to become adults who want to know how they can make an impact on the world around them.

My students are hungry for ways that they can not just LEARN about the world, but how they can CHANGE the world and make it better.

Their senior year is a time when they push themselves to grow - one of my students ran for state assembly, a few created a food bank on our campus, and others created numerous projects to help the community.

My Project

This book will increase students' awareness of the criminal justice system. It will give them real life stories of people (adults & children) who suffered unfairly because of their race or their socioeconomic status.

Just Mercy will help them to ask questions and find answers about how to reform the American criminal justice system.

Students will also read news articles, look up statistics, and view documentaries that give further insight into the criminal justice system. Stories are what help us remember things and what help us see the humanity of an issue, not just the facts. Just Mercy will deepen students' understanding of the criminal justice system in a way that straight facts cannot.

Ms. Dell
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $8.28 70 $579.60

Materials cost

$579.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$53.03

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.69

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$671.32

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$118.47

Total project goal

$789.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$789.79

12 Donors

-$710.38

Donations toward project cost

-$607.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$102.81

match offer

-$75.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$63.75

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$11.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$4.41

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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