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Ms. Korotev from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Books Readers Want

Help me give my students engaging young adult novels they will want to read!

  • $719 goal

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students don't fit into one category, which is what makes them special. They are persistent, adaptable, courageous, ambitious, compassionate, eager, goofy, intuitive, dependent, intelligent, young, creative and unique. However, the students in my classroom all have one thing in common: they attend a low-income, urban, public school. All of my students qualify for free breakfast and lunch. Many arrive at school every day and we - myself and the other teachers - don't know what situations they may be coming from: single-parent homes, a homeless shelter, working all night, taking care of younger siblings, or even not eating since the last meal at school. In order to succeed in an educational environment, the basic needs of my students need to be met first. Unfortunately, that's not always the case and I cannot control my students' environments outside of school.

By donating to my classroom, you are helping my students meet their basic needs and giving them the opportunity to engage in academics.

My Project

How are my students going to learn to love reading if they can't find a book they even want to open? This project will help give students a broader option of books to choose from when they have free reading time.

If my students don't read more, they will continue to struggle with writing and discussing important issues in our city, country and world.

These concepts are all connected and are very important for young people to develop. My students need books to read that show characters that look like them, talk like them and experience similar hardships and success. Help give them the foundation they need!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 180 students.

8 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection 12 Books Set By Jeff Kinney • Amazon Business $62.99 1 $62.99
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $32.88 1 $32.88
The Poet X • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
There There • Amazon Business $7.19 2 $14.38
Between the World and Me • Amazon Business $14.15 1 $14.15
Educated: A Memoir • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Tristan Strong (1)) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Internment • Amazon Business $13.75 1 $13.75
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
There's Something about Sweetie • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jackpot • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Purple Hibiscus: A Novel • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Becoming • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Counting Descent • Amazon Business $11.40 1 $11.40
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
Other Words for Home • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Citizen Illegal (BreakBeat Poets) • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Harbor Me • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Crossover (Graphic Novel) (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (Scholastic Focus) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Refugee • Amazon Business $9.74 1 $9.74
Where the Crawdads Sing • Amazon Business $9.59 1 $9.59
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Salvage the Bones: A Novel • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
With the Fire on High • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy) • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
From Twinkle, with Love • Amazon Business $7.72 1 $7.72
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Anger Is a Gift • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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