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Mrs. Kremnitzer from Frederick MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

See Beyond Me: A Ticket Into Other Identities

Help me give my students "The Marrow Thieves" and "Here to Stay" so we can work to celebrate the diverse cultural identities in our school.

  • $330 goal

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My Students

Our students are hardworking individuals from a diverse community who deserve to see themselves in the texts they read. They get excited when a character has a similar background to their own. Being able to relate to a character because of those traits or because of context really allows the students to build the meta-cognition needed to develop a greater understanding of the world around them.

Diversity in literature will diversify our learners' experiences further, thus building a stronger foundation of community.

Our students deserve to understand one another more and these books will do that.

My Project

Our book clubs for the second quarter of our year will focus on identities and how we can celebrate other cultures within our school. These books - "The Marrow Thieves" and "Here to Stay"- are the tickets students need to approach this conversation without feeling forced to share their own experiences, which can halt conversations.

We're hoping that by providing tickets to the experience of others through these novels, students will be more apt to open up in a conversation about identity.

These discussions will enhance the culture at our school as communication will create a deeper understanding of those in our community.

Mrs. Kremnitzer
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Marrow Thieves • Amazon Business $13.34 10 $133.40
Here to Stay • Amazon Business $9.95 10 $99.50

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