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Mr. Catellier from Indianapolis IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Our World Through Stories

My students need to read this book! They need ways of looking at the world through others eyes and this is one of the best books I have read in the last 5 years.

  • $710 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a very diverse group of young people situated right in the middle of the great city of Indianapolis. They are a group of readers and thinkers who love to discuss social justice issues. They love to challenge their own assumptions and learn new ways of thinking. In short, they are the future, and I love going to work each and every day to teach and be taught by them. They push me to think differently, and I push them to think more complexly about the world around them.

My Project

My students live in a world that is often difficult to understand. They live in a world that doesn't always make sense and often we as adults struggle to explain this world to them in a satisfactory way. This is why students need to read great books. Great literature can act as a mirror and reveal things to us about ourselves, but they can also serve as a window and allow us to look through another person's eyes. I have not read a book that does a better job at this than "Ghost Boys." This book looks at a complicated issue like police brutality with empathy and warmth without shying away from the hard questions. I know this book will spark powerful ideas in my students and I can't wait to teach it.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 49 $553.21
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29

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