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Mrs. Farese from Lawrence MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Literature for Alternative School

My students need multiple copies of 12 books!

  • $523 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I want my students to know that there are other worlds outside of their urban city- things that they can not imagine, but which they can find in books.

My students are 90% immigrants who attend an alternative high school in an inner city.

They know about nothing outside this city and the islands. They are students who are in and out of lockup and/or on probation, and have diagnoses of mental illnesses.

My Project

I want my students to learn that there are other worlds outside of their urban city - worlds with wonders that they cannot imagine without books. I want them to know of people that have honor, bravery, intelligence, faithfulness and goodness, and hopefully they will aspire to become as these people.

I usually go to a used book store, buy a book, and then make copies for my students.

They like it so much better when they can hold a real book in their hands-they feel more important and not second class, so I am hoping for your support to purchase real books.

Mrs. Farese
Grades 9-12
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
Four Tragedies • AKJ Books $5.91 8 $47.28
Jane Eyre • AKJ Books $5.91 8 $47.28
The Scarlet Letter (Papercutz Classics Illustrated Series) N • AKJ Books $7.36 7 $51.52
Scarlet Letter - Student Packet • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Scarlet Letter - NU • AKJ Books $8.87 1 $8.87
Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson • AKJ Books $3.69 8 $29.52
Crucible - NU363X • AKJ Books $8.87 1 $8.87
The Crucible (Peng Classics) • AKJ Books $9.62 7 $67.34
Spoon River Anthology • AKJ Books $5.14 8 $41.12
To Kill a Mockingbird - SP • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
To Kill a Mockingbird (Mass) • AKJ Books $5.91 8 $47.28
The Canterbury Tales • AKJ Books $4.40 8 $35.20

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