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Ms. Jefferson from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Transforming Lives: Making a Difference

Help me give my students access to The Hate U Give, a book that helps transform lives!

  • $988 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have seniors in an inner city high school. I had them as freshmen and sophomores; now, I have them as seniors.

Over the years, I've seen them mature, and now they are at the stage at which I can say that I'm truly proud of them!

As they go into their senior year, my objective is that they have the skills that will enable them to be successful in their post secondary education. Our theme this year is "transformation."

My Project

The Hate U Give is a book that focuses on the failure of the criminal justice system, and a young girl's need to take a stand. This book allows my students to find empathy, and at the same time to differentiate between what is considered appropriate behavior.

Our theme this year for Seniors is transformation.

We realize that in order for our students to experience success, we must transform their thinking.

My goal especially is to ensure that my students are equipped to transition successfully into the society in which they must live. The goal, therefore, is to teach tolerance.

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

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • AKJ Education $13.29 60 $797.40

Materials cost

$797.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$839.36

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.12

Total project goal

$987.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$987.48

2 Donors

-$987.48

Donations toward project cost

-$839.36

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.12

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$0.00

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