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Ms. Ross from New York NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Non-Fiction: Understanding Argument, Understanding Our World

Help me give my students access to the current and cutting edge non-fiction that everyone is talking about.

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My Students

Although I just met my new students, I can already tell they are active, engaged and concerned citizens. In their summer assignments, they read The Displaced, a collection of essays on immigration. In their written responses to the text they each read, so many students made real connections to their lives and their communities. The book tackles the challenging issues of assimilation, family obligations, sexuality, independence, belonging- just to name a few. And I am already amazed at how deeply our kids were able to extract these themes and ideas from the books.

Our school is filled with inquisitive, hungry, and visionary minds; while different in personality, they share a common concern for the world around them, committed to reading and learning about how to make it better.

I am so excited for the many units ahead where we can delve into the myriad texts on our AP Literature syllabus.

My Project

In the spring, our AP Language students will be diving into a non-fiction book group unit where we will explore both the themes of our world as well as how authors construct arguments in non-fiction texts.

In order to give students choice, we have narrowed down our list to the most exciting and cutting edge titles in non-fiction, exploring varied issues of class, race, immigration, law, medicine, and geography.

The students are already excited about working in groups and diving into our new titles!

As kids approach the AP exam, they will have a bevy of non-fiction texts under their belt, where they can practice the skills of close reading and analysis as well as understanding argument and how to construct logical essays.

Ms. Ross
Grades 9-12

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Race, Crime, and the Law • Amazon Business $18.00 10 $180.00
Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White • Amazon Business $17.42 10 $174.20
How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America • Amazon Business $14.95 10 $149.50
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness • Amazon Business $13.99 10 $139.90
Post-it Flags Assorted Color Combo Pack, 320 Flags Total, 200 1-Inch Wide Flags and 120 .5-Inch Wide Flags, 4 On-The-Go Dispensers/Pack (683XL1) • Amazon Business $11.99 10 $119.90
Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America • Amazon Business $11.47 10 $114.70
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America • Amazon Business $10.99 10 $109.90
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice • Amazon Business $10.39 10 $103.90
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis • Amazon Business $9.24 10 $92.40
Post-it Page Markers, 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in, Assorted Bright Colors, 50 Sheets/Pad, 10 Pads/Pack (670-10AB) • Amazon Business $5.99 10 $59.90
Post-it Mini Notes, 1.5” x 2”, 24 Pads, America's #1 Favorite Sticky Note, Call OUT Important Information, Recyclable, Cape Town Collection (653-24Anvad) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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