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Ms. Rosser from Philadelphia PA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Windows & Mirrors

Help me give my students windows and mirrors! I have strong Units for my 7th and 8th graders that are anchored around the texts Pygmallion and Inside Out & Back Again.

  • $1,614 goal

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My Students

My kids are eager to learn more about the world and its tough issues. They represent a diverse community that love to learn, grow, and collaborate together.

They deserve the best English Language Arts has to offer, and they are excited to grapple with challenging ideas and beliefs in order to create a more equitable world.

They having difficult conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusiveness better than most adults I've worked with! They are, in fact, the next generation of movers and shakers.

They are awesome, and some of Philadelphia's most brilliant and creative minds!

My Project

Students in my class engage in units anchor around the texts Pygmallion (7th Grade) & Inside Out & Back Again (8th Grade). Both texts explore topics that help kids grapple with socio-political contexts while building their cultural competence. Specifically, students explore gender, race, citizenship, class, immigration, and refugees in history and today. While we have paired supplemental texts that support the mastery of grade-level standards, students also must engage in independent reading related to the concepts/ anchor texts to build a deeper understanding and promote academic excellence. Studies show volume of reading is important, and the CCSS is pushing context and foundational knowledge in order to build skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students will have access to texts (fiction and non-fiction) that are culturally relevant and provide them with the fodder they need to become awesome empathetic citizens with diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as apart of their stance as continuous life-long learners.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Vietnamese Boat People, 1954 and 1975-1992 • Amazon Business $29.95 2 $59.90
The Culture of Beauty (Opposing Viewpoints) • Amazon Business $48.80 1 $48.80
Jason Reynolds's Track Series: Ghost; Patina; Sunny; Lu • Amazon Business $40.59 1 $40.59
The Story of Facebook (The Business of High Tech) • Amazon Business $32.75 1 $32.75
Vietnamese Boat People, 1954 and 1975-1992 • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
The Prince and the Pauper (Vintage Classics) • Amazon Business $11.00 2 $22.00
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 2 $21.92
Voices of Vietnamese Boat People: Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Voices of Vietnamese Boat People: Nineteen Narratives of Escape and Survival • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised Edition • Amazon Business $9.88 2 $19.76
Cinderella - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery • Amazon Business $17.93 1 $17.93
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War • Amazon Business $8.88 2 $17.76
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy • Amazon Business $8.40 2 $16.80
The Princess Diaries • Amazon Business $7.98 2 $15.96
Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black in America • Amazon Business $15.77 1 $15.77
Straining Forward: Minh Phuong Towner's Story • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Dred Scott V. Sandford: Slavery and Freedom Before the American Civil War (Landmark Supreme Court Cases) • Amazon Business $15.04 1 $15.04
Safe Social Networking (Tech Safety Smarts) • Amazon Business $14.92 1 $14.92
Safe Social Networking (Tech Safety Smarts) • Amazon Business $14.91 1 $14.91
Frankenstein • Amazon Business $7.25 2 $14.50
Year of Impossible Goodbyes • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam (Harper Trophy Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 2 $13.98
The Unknown • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.11 1 $13.11
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Award - Author Winner Title(s)) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Weeping Under This Same Moon • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Weeping Under This Same Moon • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
Weeping Under This Same Moon • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $6.00 2 $12.00
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
The Vietnam War (Living Through. . .) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Vietnam War (Living Through. . .) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
The Hate U Give Collector's Edition • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.96 1 $10.96
Echoes of the White Giraffe • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Echoes of the White Giraffe • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Echoes of the White Giraffe • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Poet X [Paperback] [Apr 01, 2018] Elizabeth Acevedo (author) • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (True Stories) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves (True Stories) • Amazon Business $10.40 1 $10.40
Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
What's in a Name • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
What's in a Name • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Soul Searching: A Girl's Guide to Finding Herself • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Vietnam (Countries Around the World) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Vietnam (Countries Around the World) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Vietnam (Countries Around the World) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal, School, Cliques, Classes, Clubs and More by Jack Canfield (2005-05-03) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal, School, Cliques, Classes, Clubs and More by Jack Canfield (2005-05-03) • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Saving Red • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Strangers from a Different Shore: A History of Asian Americans, Updated and Revised Edition • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Clover • Amazon Business $9.77 1 $9.77
All American Boys • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Five Feet Apart • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Cry, the Beloved Country • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Blended • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Palace of Mirrors (The Palace Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
A Time to Kill: A Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Palace of Mirrors (The Palace Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Palace of Mirrors (The Palace Chronicles) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Last Airlift: A Vietnamese Orphan’s Rescue from War • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
The Slave Dancer • Amazon Business $8.56 1 $8.56
Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Escape from Saigon: How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an American Boy • Amazon Business $8.40 1 $8.40
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam • Amazon Business $8.17 1 $8.17
A Million Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
To Be a Slave (Puffin Modern Classics) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Million Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Cold Sassy Tree • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
A Million Shades of Gray • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Princess Diaries • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Princess Diaries • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Road to Memphis (Logan Family Saga) • Amazon Business $7.82 1 $7.82
Frankenstein • Amazon Business $7.25 1 $7.25
Safe Social Networking (Tech Safety Smarts) • Amazon Business $7.15 1 $7.15
All the Broken Pieces • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
All the Broken Pieces • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
All the Broken Pieces • Amazon Business $7.13 1 $7.13
Goodbye, Vietnam • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Year of Impossible Goodbyes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Jump Ship to Freedom (Arabus Family Saga) (Arabus Family Saga Series) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Sarny • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goodbye, Vietnam • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Goodbye, Vietnam • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam (Harper Trophy Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam (Harper Trophy Book) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Year of Impossible Goodbyes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Stella by Starlight • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $6.70 1 $6.70
Mixed Messages: Interpreting Body Image & Social Norms (Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Mixed Messages: Interpreting Body Image & Social Norms (Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Mixed Messages: Interpreting Body Image & Social Norms (Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Speak • Amazon Business $6.04 1 $6.04
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Lotus Seed • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Taking a Stand: Being a Leader & Helping Others (Essential Health: Strong Beautiful Girls) • Amazon Business $3.66 1 $3.66

Materials cost

$1,310.12

Vendor shipping charges

$11.94

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.65

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,371.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$242.07

Total project goal

$1,613.78

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,613.78

10 Donors

-$1,284.46

Donations toward project cost

-$1,222.96

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.50

Matching donations from our partners

-$175.00

Match offers toward project cost

-$148.75

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$26.25

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$154.32

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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