More than a third of students from low‑income households
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Obliterating the Oppression of Women: How to Begin
My students need a class set of "Half the Sky" for informative reading as they begin a propaganda project to "obliterate the oppression of women in developing countries."
Our district's new literature curriculum centers around the reading of nonfiction and for our seniors, there should be nothing more important than learning about how women around the globe are oppressed...women who are valuable to solving some of the world's toughest challenges today.
My students are both rural and suburban; some are very economically disadvantaged and many of them don't have an understanding of the adult world they are about to enter.
Many do know something about what it is to feel isolated and held back from their potential, which is what "Half the Sky" is all about.
Our district, like many today, has no money for new reading materials, let alone substantive ones like this amazing book, written by a world-renowned New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author. My students will choose a global problem outlined in the book and start a grass-roots campaign to raise money or awareness using available technology. These students will learn that one person can make a difference!
For anyone, loving reading is all about finding that one book that will change your life.
This book has the potential...the strong potential...to do that. I believe in the ripple effect; a student can take this information to his church, to her girl scout troop, even to her 'bff' and share what he or she has learned and inspire others to do the same! Please, won't you help us?
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