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Mrs. Burbage from Charleston SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Love What You Read!

Help me give my students the opportunity to read diverse, relevant, high-interest texts!

  • $1,100 goal

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My Students

My students belong to a small, public charter school and represent multiple diversities from all across the large county. They are inquisitive, insightful, and eager to read, but without a library or large stockpile of novel options, access to relevant, high-interest, rigorous novels can be challenging.

Given the right book, my students thrive on discussing social issues, making connections outside the walls of their school, and building empathy.

They want to be inspired by books that are compelling, applicable, and thought-provoking so that they continue becoming life-long learners and readers!

My Project

Both of the novel sets will be used to capture students' interests in the hope that they will enjoy what they read and study in English. The themes of the texts will enhance students' understanding of America's past and present relationships with race, family, hope, and more. Time in the classroom is valuable and there is not always enough to devote to reading in class; it is important to have hard copies so that students can work with and read them both in and out of the classroom as I hope they will take the lessons learned with them everywhere!

Providing these texts will allow the students the opportunity to study diverse perspectives in order to encourage understanding and acceptance and promote empathy.

Students want and need to see more representation in what they read and Wilson's play and Whitehead's novel are excellent options to add to our school's literary canon.

Mrs. Burbage
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, 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.

This project will reach 150 students.

16 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nickel Boys: A Novel • Amazon Business $13.59 35 $475.65
The Piano Lesson • AKJ Education $10.22 35 $357.70

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