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Ms. Swain from Hayward CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Bluest Eye

My students need their own copy of our final book, "The Bluest Eye" This book proves to be immensely popular with students, and they appreciate having their own copy.

  • $2,024 goal

This project expired on July 18, 2018.

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My Students

Tenth grade students engage in a dynamic and culturally relevant curriculum in World Literature at our school. These students are predominantly from Hayward and Oakland and come from working class, immigrant backgrounds. Currently students are exploring their 'roots' and using literature as a way to tap into their histories and understand common struggles that all humans experience. With this DonorsChoose campaign, students will be given their own copy of "The Bluest Eye." Few students have many novels of their own, and they gain much by being able to take their books home and begin building their own library. This book will be students' third of the year, and I'm excited for them to have their own copy.

My Project

The Bluest Eye is the final book of the year for 10th grade literature. We explore issues of race and class in this unit and all student really appreciate having their own book to explore these topics. Prior to this book, you have helped fund our books on the Japanese internment and the Holocaust. For the our final project, your funding this project will allow students to have their own copy of The Bluest Eye. Thy will connect historically on the Jim Crow era of the US, and connect to themes of race, class, and beauty. Morrison's book is relevant now more than ever.

Ms. Swain
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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11 donors11 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 131 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Bluest Eye • AKJ Education $10.91 140 $1,527.40

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