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Ms. Korizis from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want Diverse Books!

Help me give my students multicultural diverse books for their book club readings.

  • $442 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are energetic, smart, and thoughtful fifth graders who are eager to learn new things every day. My class consists of students with mixed abilities, students with IEPs, and ENL students. I work in a Title I school in one of the poorest districts in New York. Many students live in shelters, take care of siblings, and have very little home support. In my class, 100% of students receive free lunch. For many of them, school is the safest place for them to be.

Despite all of the challenges my students face, they are eager and excited to come to school and learn every day.

My Project

It's so important to provide students with access to new and highly engaging books. My students have book clubs where they meet to read and discuss books. I start the book club by providing them with a reading strategy and any background knowledge they might need for the text. I am asking for new multicultural and diverse books for my students.

My students come from very diverse and underrepresented backgrounds.

My hope is that with these books they will be able to see themselves and build their confidence in themselves. When students read about people who look like them and grew up in similar environments like them it makes them feel that they have a future and they are capable of so much.

Ms. Korizis
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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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 26 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Girl Who Drank the Moon • AKJ Education $16.16 6 $96.96
Sit-In How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down • AKJ Education $13.86 6 $83.16
Harvesting Hope The Story of Cesar Chavez • AKJ Education $13.13 6 $78.78
Tangerine • AKJ Education $6.56 6 $39.36
What Color Is My World?: The Lost History of African-American Inventors • AKJ Education $5.10 6 $30.60
Blubber • AKJ Education $5.83 2 $11.66

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