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

What is Truth? Teaching Theme through Black Panther

Help me give my students the resources they need to access an important unit

  • $751 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Middle school can be tough. Middle school in the city is even tougher. My students are asked to navigate the muddy waters of adolescence while competing in the high stakes urban high school game. Most of my students come from minority, low income households and haven’t had access to all the advantages of their higher income peers. I want to help level the playing field.

My students inspire me with their creativity and their curiosity.

I want to make sure they have the materials and the experiences that will prepare them to be successful in high school and beyond.

My Project

Remote learning is challenging, and students miss having actual, physical materials to support their learning! The actual copies of the new graph novel "Black Panther" would take my unit to the next level!

Graphic novels are high engagement- they reach my students at every ability level and scaffold content to make concepts and ideas accessible for all students.

Shuri and the other informational texts will help the students contextualize the history of African colonization and the world of Wakanda. Help my students learn and truly thrive in this modern era by engaging in relevant, meaningful texts.

Ms. Vahle
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 84 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $12.62 30 $378.60
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel (Marvel) (1) • Amazon Business $14.34 6 $86.04
The Colonial and Postcolonial Experience in Africa (E-book (unlimited use**)) • Britannica Digital Learning $75.60 1 $75.60
Ikenga • MahoganyBooks $15.29 1 $15.29
Nana Yaa and the Golden Stool • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99

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