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Mrs. Gerlach from Herriman UT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literary Nonfiction Encourages Learning About Modern Issues

My students need good literary nonfiction books to be good citizens.

  • $591 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students are excellent examples of their school's mission to THINK critically, COMMUNICATE effectively and ACT responsibly in an ever-changing global community. They plan to go far in their studies and are preparing themselves for college. These students have high expectations for themselves to succeed in school and beyond. Many students make productive use of their free time by studying in the library and getting ahead in their classes. They are great examples of hard work, dedication, and a strong drive to succeed.

My Project

My students need access to more recent literary nonfiction books dealing with modern social issues. As teenagers are becoming adults, they need to be aware of the social issues in the community they will be entering.

These books have been selected to represent just a small sampling of the many issues citizens of the world face today.

Having these books available in the high school library will give our students a head start in thinking about some of the issues they will face after graduation.

Critical thinking skills are vital to these new members of society. The world today is saturated with social issues and gray areas. I want my students to have the opportunity to think about these issues so they can formulate critical opinions of their own.

Mrs. Gerlach
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 600 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Adopted: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me) • Amazon Business $52.36 1 $52.36
Sexual Decisions: The Ultimate Teen Guide (It Happened to Me) • Amazon Business $44.98 1 $44.98
Mapping My Way Home: Activism, Nostalgia, and the Downfall of Apartheid South Africa • Amazon Business $22.98 1 $22.98
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir • Amazon Business $17.72 1 $17.72
I, Mammal: The Story of What Makes Us Mammals • Amazon Business $17.70 1 $17.70
So You Want to Talk About Race • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
What Happened • Amazon Business $17.33 1 $17.33
Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America • Amazon Business $17.10 1 $17.10
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
A River in Darkness: One Man's Escape from North Korea • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) • Amazon Business $15.84 1 $15.84
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!: a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings (Words of Wisdom for Teens) (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 • Amazon Business $14.71 1 $14.71
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Left for Dead (Movie Tie-in Edition): My Journey Home from Everest • Amazon Business $14.34 1 $14.34
The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power (History (US)) • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Anxiety Disorder Explained: Anxiety Disorder Types, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Causes, Neurocognitive Disorders, Prognosis, Research, History, Myths, and More! Facts & Information • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $12.02 1 $12.02
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America (National Book Award Winner) • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
My Beautiful Struggle • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
All Creatures Great and Small: The Warm and Joyful Memoirs of the Worlds Most Beloved Animal Doctor • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Four Perfect Pebbles: A True Story of the Holocaust • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80

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