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Mrs. Barber from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teach Living Poets Through Modern Poetry Collections

Help me give my students a class set of Counting Descent and a partial class set of Citizen Illegal.

  • $964 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are come from a variety of backgrounds and are diverse in several areas including race, socioeconomic status, and beliefs. In spite of that, they are eager to learn and try new things. Being in the heart of Atlanta, they have the world at their fingertips.

These students are eager to explore literature dealing with current issues; I am eager to provide them with rich and relevant texts which will push them to think deeply.

The modern works will balance the canonical works traditionally taught in schools and will provide students an opportunity to analyze contemporary literature by poets who will engage with them through Skype and Twitter. Our class is hands-on, engaging, and pushes students to do hard work; my goal is to get them prepared for the future.

My Project

Counting Descent and Citizen Illegal will give my students opportunity to not only dive into poetry but to explore literary responses to current issues. These poets are active on Twitter and are willing to Skype with students after reading their collections. These texts and personal connections will change the way these students think.

Providing students with text and access to poets who are advocating for change is not only fosters lessons in critical thinking but teaches students methods and avenues for advocacy.

I want my students to know how to think and how to use their voice. This project provides the resources to teach and discuss these concepts.

Engagement, real world application, and complexity are at the heart of this unit. Thank you for making this possible for my students.

Mrs. Barber
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Counting Descent • Amazon Business $12.75 32 $408.00
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets) • Amazon Business $16.00 20 $320.00

Materials cost

$728.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$50.23

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.92

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$819.15

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$144.56

Total project goal

$963.71

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$963.71

9 Donors

-$804.71

Donations toward project cost

-$684.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.71

match offer

-$159.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$135.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$23.85

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$0.00

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