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Mr. Lambert from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The History of Slavery in the White House

My students need one class set of the non-fiction text, "In the Shadow of Liberty".

  • $585 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Over 85 students come to my classroom in order to create, re-enact, perform, simulate, and do social studies. My students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and in total they speak over a dozen languages at home. As an educator, it is my hope to bring all of their unique perspectives out into the open. Through this exposure to diverse ideas and opinions, we are able to come together as a community.

When my students leave, I want them to walk away with an appreciation for all that the world has to offer.

It is through our shared experiences that we are able to come closer together as a class and community. We then are able to tackle problems previously thought impossible when working alone.

My Project

The summer offers a great time to find new and engaging texts for the following year. The one I have fallen for this year is titled, "In the Shadow of Liberty". The book follows the stories of 4 enslaved people that were purchased by some of America's most famous founding figures, such as Washington and Jefferson.

Often the stories of the powerless are left untold, this book will be a small step in changing that.

I want my students to realize that the stories they hear are not all the stories worth telling. This book, with it's engaging and powerful narratives, will go a long way to helping me teach about this subject in a thought provoking way. Thank you for taking the time to read about my project!

Mr. Lambert
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
In the Shadow of Liberty • AKJ Education $13.13 35 $459.55

Materials cost

$459.55

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.89

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$496.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.61

Total project goal

$584.05

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$584.05

5 Donors

-$391.44

Donations toward project cost

-$350.72

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.72

match offer

-$171.44

Match offer toward project cost

-$145.72

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$25.72

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.17

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$0.00

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