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Ms. Peed from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Importance of Color: A Diary

Help me give my students individual copies of The Color Purple, for independent reading.

  • $817 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students attend an urban, public school in Milwaukee, WI and have chosen to take an Advanced Placement course to help better prepare them for college-level classes.

My students are intelligent, energetic, and passionate about their education.

They strive to push their learning to new levels in a quest to make connections between themselves and the world. By expanding their knowledge, they hope to impact their school and communities in positive ways. Having access to high-level texts will help them develop their critical thinking skills and lead them into conversations about the human condition.

My Project

In American Literature, we read a variety of literature that explores aspects of the American Dream. The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a modern book that inspires conversations about love and hate, identity, and encourages my students to contemplate their roles in the world. Through independent reading, class activities, and class discussions, we read about the heroic survival of one woman and her identity, and we connect their journey along the road to the journeys of our own lives. Students wrap up their reading with explorations of self identity and brainstorm ways about what their identity means with the American Dream.

Ms. Peed
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Color Purple • AKJ Education $10.91 60 $654.60

Materials cost

$654.60

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$694.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$122.54

Total project goal

$816.96

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$816.96

2 Donors

-$816.96

Donations toward project cost

-$694.42

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$122.54

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$0.00

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