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Mx. Cibulsky from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Take-Home Books for AP Students in a Pandemic

Help me give my students take-home copies of the novels and plays we'll be reading this semester (The Awakening, Antigone, Hedda Gabler, and Wide Sargasso Sea).

  • $564 goal

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My Students

My students are hard-working young people, living in a vibrant but historically under-served urban community. Many of them will be the first in their families to graduate from high school, let alone college. Some are from families who have lived in the nearby projects for generations, and some have moved to the US from countries in Latin America within the last few years. All of them are excited to be in an AP Literature course in their final year of high school, as they prepare for their lives beyond graduation.

School is the place where most of them feel safest, and they are all eager to grapple with rigorous, engaging academic work to ready themselves for college, and to return post-college to help their community.

My students have the willingness, the enthusiasm, the desire--the ganas--but what they don't have are the funds. 100% of the students at our school qualify for free meals, and 95% live below the poverty line. They need your help to obtain the kind of complex, compelling, and thought-provoking novels and plays that AP Literature students read, to push their critical thinking skills and prepare them for the AP exam, and for college literature courses.

My Project

The screen-time headaches are real.

When I told my students that they'd have to read from PDFs this semester, their dismay was immediate and palpable.

Several students spoke up, letting me know that their eyes begin to hurt while reading from PDFs, and asking me if there's any way they can read physical books, so this is me trying to make that happen for them.

My colleagues and students and I are all suffering from the amount of screen time that distance learning prevails. Please, please, please help me grow my class sets for my LARGEST-EVER AP CLASS so that I can send physical copies to all my students!

Mx. Cibulsky
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 38 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wide Sargasso Sea • Amazon Business $10.49 15 $157.35
Antigone • Amazon Business $3.99 35 $139.65
Hedda Gabler (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $2.99 19 $56.81
The Awakening (Dover Thrift Editions) • Amazon Business $3.99 13 $51.87

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