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Ms. Cambrón from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Art as Resistance: Literary Resources

My students need quality culturally-competent art literature that is accessible within our classroom, which is located away from the main building in a trailer due to overcrowding!

  • $1,196 goal

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My Students

I teach art at the high school from which I graduated, which consists of 85% Hispanic, 6.8% Asian, and 6.5% African American students. About 87% of students receive free or reduced lunch. A majority of students are immigrants or come from parents that have immigrated here. This community has become home, and often times, a sanctuary for people who have had to uproot from their countries in order to survive.

However, I don't just want my students to survive—I want them to thrive!

Art is important in helping students find new ways to communicate ideas to others and I want my students to learn how to use art to advocate for themselves. Because a lot of students have never been to a museum or have had exposure to topics of social justice, I think it is urgent that I incorporate this conversation into my lessons.

My Project

I am an artist, activist, and educator born in a small town near Morelia, Michoacán, México. As a college student, I learned to see artwork as a platform for change and I focused on celebrating the humanity and dignity of immigrants through art. I am currently teaching high school art at my alma mater. I want to find ways to teach art for social justice and funnel resources to my students to help them amplify their powerful narratives.

These books will provide them with a wide range of examples of artists using their art as narrative, resistance, and activism.

The books range from art history to public art to art as activism. I am teaching visual arts in a trailer on the opposite side of the building from the media center. A classroom library will bring exposure to students within their classroom and will maximize time during instruction.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Walls & Frames: Fine Art from the Streets • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry • Amazon Business $44.19 1 $44.19
Global Activism: Art and Conflict in the 21st Century (The MIT Press) • Amazon Business $42.35 1 $42.35
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic • Amazon Business $41.95 1 $41.95
Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 • Amazon Business $40.80 1 $40.80
A People's Art History of the United States: 250 Years of Activist Art and Artists Working in Social Justice Movements • Amazon Business $17.86 2 $35.72
Power to the People: The Graphic Design of the Radical Press and the Rise of the Counter-Culture, 1964-1974 • Amazon Business $31.50 1 $31.50
Walls of Empowerment: Chicana/o Indigenist Murals of California • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Artivism • Amazon Business $25.54 1 $25.54
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti • Amazon Business $25.51 1 $25.51
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power • Amazon Business $25.50 1 $25.50
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly: Art, Human Rights, and the Power of Writing a Letter • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment • Amazon Business $24.00 1 $24.00
Basquiat (Taschen Basic Art Series) • Amazon Business $12.00 2 $24.00
The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World • Amazon Business $21.38 1 $21.38
Global Street Art: The Street Artists and Trends Taking Over the World • Amazon Business $21.11 1 $21.11
Modern Art 1870-2000: Impressionism to Today • Amazon Business $20.00 1 $20.00
The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside Companion to the History of Western Art • Amazon Business $19.30 1 $19.30
Unseen: Unpublished Black History from the New York Times Photo Archives • Amazon Business $19.14 1 $19.14
Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents • Amazon Business $17.69 1 $17.69
Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
Frida: Viva La Vida! Long Live Life! • Amazon Business $16.72 1 $16.72
Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (in That Order) • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Hokusai (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Dadaism (Taschen Basic Art Series) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Magritte (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Warhol (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
O'Keeffe (Basic Art 2.0) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Haring (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Kahlo • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Surrealism (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $14.54 1 $14.54
Van Gogh (Basic Art Album) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Rivera • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Humans of New York • Amazon Business $13.94 1 $13.94
50 Women Artists You Should Know • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Pop Art • Amazon Business $13.50 1 $13.50
Lichtenstein (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Matisse (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Cubism (Basic Art Series 2.0) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Dalí (Basic Art Series) (Taschen Basic Art Series) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Signs of Resistance: A Visual History of Protest in America • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
The Silence of Our Friends • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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