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Ms. Smith from Kodak TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Social Justice to Teens with All American Boys

My students need 30 copies of the novel All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.

  • $264 goal

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My Students

The majority of my students come from low-income households. Many receive little to no help from parents for school supplies or moral support for school work. I have two classes of freshmen, each with about 25 students, at the College Preparation level. Almost all of my students fall into the category of low-income.

Without help from generous donors, my students may be severely lacking in terms of supplies needed for school.

My students need access to literature outside of their textbooks.

My Project

I center my curriculum on themes of social justice. My favorite novel of all time is Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. This being said, Mockingbird lacks a plot that gives autonomy to its black characters. In college, I was introduced to the novel All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely. The novel is a dual narrative from the points of view of two teenage boys: one white, and one black. It focuses on the events surrounding the black boy being falsely accused of robbing a convenience store and subsequently being severely beaten by a police officer.

The novel would be a fantastic medium with which to connect the older themes of Mockingbird with current events.

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

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
All American Boys • Amazon Business $6.37 30 $191.10

Materials cost

$191.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$223.97

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$39.52

Total project goal

$263.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$263.49

1 Donor

-$254.51

Donations toward project cost

-$223.97

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$30.54

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.98

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$0.00

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