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Ms. Peterson from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Global Connections Through Literature

My students need copies of Sold to expand their awareness of global issues and to make connections between their lives and the lives of other kids around the world.

  • $272 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Being a black kid isn't easy in Milwaukee. The statistics reflect high unemployment, high incarceration, high eviction and high homicide rates all affecting the lives of students in the Milwaukee Public Schools. In spite of this, my kids show up to school hungry for relationships and knowledge.

My students are creative and resilient, and they deserve the chance to showcase these skills in the English classroom.

However, in an urban public high school, resources are always tight and my kids often go without the things they need to learn and grow.

My Project

Throughout the year, my students read literature that reflects their lived experiences. Now that we've built background knowledge and refined reading skills, we're ready to expand our knowledge of the world beyond America, using books as our guide.

By reading Sold by Patricia McCormick, a book that includes both parallels and divergences from life as a teen in Milwaukee, my students will have a chance to learn about and relate to life in India.

Because my students will be simultaneously reading Sold in English and learning about India in World Geography, their opportunities for interdisciplinary connections will enhance their understanding. All around, students will have the opportunity to see how their lives are connected to the lives of others around the world by reading and discussing this book.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
SOLD • Amazon Business $6.19 32 $198.08

Materials cost

$198.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.97

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$231.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.77

Total project goal

$271.82

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$271.82

4 Donors

-$271.82

Donations toward project cost

-$231.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.77

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$0.00

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