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  • $340 goal

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Ms. Giesser
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 10 donors
  • $0 still needed

Please Help Educate About Teen Social Issues

My students need 30 copies of the book "Speak" because parent problems, friendships, romance, school success-this compelling book brings it all to the table to be shared and learned from.

My Students

It's a teacher's dream. Students walk into class asking if we could "just read." That's what happens with this novel, "Speak." Unfortunately our class set is tattered and dwindling because kids pass the book along to friends. We need a new set.

Our urban population is hungry for books they can really get into.

These kids are such hard workers if given the opportunity and direction. Most are first generation in the US and first generation to attend college. They are finding their way socially and academically. Their parents are the housecleaners, the taxi drivers, the dishwashers in our society, working several jobs to open doors for their fiercely loved children. Our dynamic school and teachers give them this access.

My Project

I am requesting 30 copies of the book "Speak." This book, "Speak," by Laurie Halse Anderson, depicts a teen girl's struggle to find her voice. The victim of bad judgment and subsequent date rape, she spirals into depression and difficulties with friends, parents and school. Through this though is her humor and sharp insight. (The first page is the "Top Ten Lies You are Told in High School.") Teens LOVE this book and race through it. The protagonist's story resonates with both girls and boys. It's a teacher's dream to have students engage the way they do with this novel. In addition, there is a movie version of the book but the book is better. Students clearly see this; it's another valuable component of teaching this novel.

One class set of this book "Speak" will promote love of literature and a compelling opportunity to learn about life skills.

Our students will engage with this book in a unique and profound way.

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Speak • Amazon $8.48 30 $254.40

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This project will reach 120 students.

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