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Mrs. McCoin from Detroit MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Who Helped Us Get Where We Are Today?

My students need books about the people who worked to provide civil rights for all.

  • $228 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come to school every day eager to learn. I teach 7th grade social studies in a large, urban district. There are approximately one hundred and fifty students in five sections.

The majority of my students identify as Hispanic/Latino, and most speak Spanish as their first language.

Several students start the year speaking no English. Despite the challenges they face these students are creative, and they love reading diverse books, technology, music, and art.

The families of my students truly want the best for their children and place a high value on education but often lack the means to provide the enrichment activities and additional resources that are necessary for their children to achieve educational success.

My Project

My students are eager to learn about the civil rights movement and the people who were involved. During the year after we watch video clips and movies and read about the civil rights movement the students reflect on what they have learned and write about what their believe their participation would have been. I am always amazed at how insightful the students are and how seriously they take this assignment.

It's important for students to see themselves reflected in the materials they read and these books allow students experience the diversity of the participants of the civil rights movement.

All of my students will be able to find a book that they can read and relate to.

Mrs. McCoin
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
That's Not Fair! / ¡No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justicia (Spanish and English Edition) • Amazon Business $18.94 1 $18.94
Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Fighting for Justice) • Amazon Business $18.00 1 $18.00
When We Were Alone • Amazon Business $17.35 1 $17.35
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $16.21 1 $16.21
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.90 1 $14.90
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom • Amazon Business $14.06 1 $14.06
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Dolores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00

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