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Ms. Corning from Hyde Park MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Lit

My students need fresh and exciting reads for a new school year!

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Curious, talented, thoughtful. Those are the words that come to mind when I think about my students. They are readers, writers, leaders, and thinkers who are learning to stretch their brains on increasingly challenging work. They amaze me every day with their insights, impress me with their questions, and make me laugh with their jokes. I love spending each day with them and giving them lessons, texts, and experiences that will help them grow.

My students want to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, inventors, activists, and they know that putting in the effort now will pay off later in pursuit of their dreams.

As students at a high-poverty school, however, they are not always afforded the opportunities other kids get, from fancy trips, to cutting-edge electives, down to having basic supplies or exciting new books to read. They are so proud of the work they do and the progress they're making, but they need additional resources to take their learning to the next level.

My Project

Getting the right books into the right hands is my main mission as an English teacher, and this project will put dozens of great reads directly in the hands of kids just starting high school.

Research (and common sense) show that the only way to become a better reader is to read--all the time.

And the best way to do that is to fall in love with reading. This project will refresh my classroom library with popular series, brand new releases, and enticing books at all different levels that will keep kids excited and engaged in their reading at the beginning of a new school year.

Ms. Corning
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
African American Favorite Authors (7 books) • AKJ Education $76.93 1 $76.93
Orca Soundings (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $74.45 1 $74.45
District 13 (10 bk set) • AKJ Education $59.49 1 $59.49
Divergent (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $38.14 1 $38.14
Pretty Little Liars (4 bk set) • AKJ Education $32.89 1 $32.89
Graceling Realm (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $23.92 1 $23.92
Matched (3 bk set) • AKJ Education $23.92 1 $23.92
Rebound (The Crossover Series) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Refugee • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
The Book of Unknown Americans • Amazon Business $11.26 1 $11.26
Escape from Aleppo • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
The Rose That Grew From Concrete • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
They Both Die at the End • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
When Dimple Met Rishi • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children) • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
An Abundance of Katherines • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Scythe (Arc of a Scythe) • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
The Education of Margot Sanchez • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
When I Was the Greatest • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) [Assorted Cover image] • Amazon Business $3.68 1 $3.68

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