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Ms. V. from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Questioning Violence: My Brother Sam Is Dead

My students need 15 copies of "My Brother Sam Is Dead"

  • $136 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Help a student love history. In my seventh grade humanities class, my advanced English Language Learners study American history and writing. My students have come from countries around the world to find a good education, but in a high-needs community facing budget cuts, they don't always have the resources to best support their learning.

The aspect of history that my students most love to discuss and write about is the morality of decisions and actions that shape history. Unfortunately, our class is making do with resources that are difficult for students to connect with to really experience historical times.

The historical fiction novel My Brother Sam Is Dead gives the students a view of the American Revolution through a boy their own age, growing up in the midst of the war. Students will be able to see the effects of war on families and relationships, and follow the main character's thoughts as he questions the violence of the war. The novel will give students an engaging and informative resource they can use in writing and discussion about their own reactions to war.

With your help, my students can not only improve their literacy and historical knowledge, but work toward expanding and deepening their understanding of concepts like loyalty, violence, and determination.

Ms. V.
Grades 6-8
  • Urban Science Academy
  • Bronx, NY
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Brother Sam Is Dead • AKJ Books $6.10 15 $91.50

Materials cost

$91.50

Vendor shipping charges

$9.15

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$111.02

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.37

Total project goal

$135.39

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$135.39

1 Donor

-$67.69

Donations toward project cost

-$55.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.18

match offer

-$67.70

Match offer toward project cost

-$55.51

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.19

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

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$0.00

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