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

Real-Life: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Help me give my students a class set of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks!

  • $371 goal

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My Students

I teach high school to a diverse group of students age 13-18. I am privileged to work with students who challenge me to be the best educator I can and whose successes' feel personal. As a teacher I think one of the most important things I can do is make the children know that I care!

Many of my students come from low-income, single parent households.

I make sure they know I am there for them to help them succeed! I try to provide classroom experiences that help them grow in both education and life.

My Project

In biology we learn all about cancer. This is a topic that can be hard for many students to learn about because it has personal connections. In order to give my students a full experience I like to read a book about the topic.

The value of reading about "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," and her contributions to our knowledge of cancer cells is imperative.

I have a half class set of a "Sick Boy" for my grade level readers, but would love a class set of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," for my advanced class. This book will help give my AP students a well rounded education on a very important topic.

Ms. Murphy
Grades 9-12

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This project will reach 90 students.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks • AKJ Education $11.68 24 $280.32

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