BENEFITING: Breakthrough Greater Boston
Breakthrough Mission: Founded in 1978, Breakthrough Collaborative has changed the lives of tens of thousands of students, utilizing a unique dual mission to:
• Increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and put them on the trajectory of a successful college path; and
• Inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.
We are raising money to help Breakthrough Greater Boston have books for the summer! Below are the books the studetns need for their classes. Become a part of the Breakthrough Story!!!
A Raisin in the Sun $7.50 (60 copies)
Summary: A Raisin in the Sun is a play that follows an African American family, the Youngers, after Mr. Younger has passed and has received his life insurance money. In the back drop of 1950’s South Side Chicago, the Youngers disagree about how best to use the money while also navigating through racial tensions.
Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian $12.99 (60 copies)
Summary: Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian is told by Arnold Spirit, Jr., a 14-year old Native American student. Arnold talks about life within the reservation, and when he transfers to an affluent, white high school, Arnold is caught between the two worlds.
Ender's Game $6.99 (55 copies)
Summary: Ender’s Game is a science fiction novel about two clashing worlds, the humans v. the Formics. The novel centers around Andrew “Ender” Wiggin who quickly becomes a leader in the war efforts and destroys the Formics. Ender becomes the last hope for the continuation of the Formic race when he finds the Queen’s egg.
Warriors Don't Cry $6.99 (45 copies)
Summary: Warriors Don’t Cry starts with the Little Rock Nine returning to Central High School. The novel is told from the point of view of Melba who at 12 years old learns of Brown v. the Board of Education, and then enrolls in an all-white high school as part of the Little Rock Nine. Melba continues to withstand racial tensions and attack and graduates from Central High School while forming a unique friendship along the way.
A Midsummer Night's Dream $7.99 (45 copies)
Summary: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s classic plays. This is a tale of love, fairies, and actors. During the celebrations of Theseus’s and Hippolyta’s wedding, four young lovers elope into the woods and actors are practicing for their show. All the while, Oberon, the fairy king, and Titania, the fairy queen, are fighting over a boy, and Puck creates mischief all around.