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Mrs. K from Vacaville CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.


My students need a class set (30 copies) of Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

"Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body." -Anonymous

I have a wonderful bunch of 6th graders with have a passion for reading!

They absolutely love reading classroom novels and especially learning about history through the process of reading. They are incredibly dedicated, hard-working, and eager to learn.

My Project

In 6th grade, the students read one novel on the Holocaust called The Devil's Arithmetic. This book takes the students through the painful journey of the Jews living in concentration camps and being treated horribly by the Nazi's during WW2. I plan to have my class read Milkweed, in addition to The Devil's Arithmetic, to provide a different perspective from the Jewish ghettos in Warsaw, Poland. This way they can understand all of the different aspects of the Holocaust through the use of literature.

This novel is incredibly powerful, yet heartbreaking at the same time.

I believe it is such an important story to share, and I want to provide my students with this experience. Milkweed is a fantastic novel about love, kindness, racism, and the struggles the Jewish population went through during this time in Poland. It will not only teach them some valuable life lessons, but also give them a little history at the same time.

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Mrs. K
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 31 students.

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Milkweed (Random House Reader's Circle) • Amazon Business $9.99 30 $299.70

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