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Mr. Montero from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Connections Through Literature

My students need books that are relevant to their lives in order to make real-word connections that will create enduring understanding!

  • $261 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach Social Studies and English Language Arts for low-income students in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in the city of Chicago. My students are 8th graders with unique abilities and with a tremendous will to be successful in school and in life. My students engage in curriculum that focuses in racial and social justice while having cross-curricular activities that reinforce the 21st century skills that students need in order to be prepared for life after school, which are backing up arguments with evidence, collaboration, critical thinking skills and communication.

My Project

These materials will definitely make a huge difference in my students’ learning in multiple ways. First and foremost, Esperanza Rising is a book that deals with the issue of migration to the United States from Latin America and how Esperanza adjusts to life in the United States. This relates to many students’ lives because they are originally from Latin America as well, or they are first generation Americans in search for an identity. This is also a great material that will be cross-curricular with Social Studies because we will cover women’s rights and civil rights while this book does justice to civil rights from a femenist lens.

Mr. Montero
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Esperanza Rising (McDougal Littell Library) • Amazon Business $6.29 30 $188.70

Materials cost

$188.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.83

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$221.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.09

Total project goal

$260.62

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$260.62

2 Donors

-$257.98

Donations toward project cost

-$221.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.45

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$2.64

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$0.00

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