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Ms. Mehta from Alamo CA is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Empathy Through Literacy

Help me give my students novels that reflect a diversity of lived experiences as we work to build empathy and understanding for others.

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My Project

I am so excited to be at SV this year, and even more delighted to see what eager readers I have in my class! In my classroom, when students read, we imagine that we are stranded on an island with just one book. We call reading time, “Island Time,” because we’re so happy and relaxed when we have a good book to read.

They are eager to go on new literary adventures, sometimes with characters that look like them and lead lives like their own, and sometimes with other characters that come from different worlds and have different life experiences.

I want to support all of my readers with an expansive, diverse library that is truly reflective of our classroom community and the diversity in the world around us.

My students are kind, compassionate, and inquisitive. It is a pleasure to work with them, in so many ways. I am so excited to introduce this wide selection of books that teach about how different people confront challenges and strive to overcome those challenges.

These materials will provide my students with a wider selection of books to choose from that reflect not only themselves but also offer perspectives from and on other people’s experiences. Stories from different parts of the world as well as about children of different abilities will allow my students to not only see themselves but also familiarize themselves with others. Books have such power to transport us into different worlds, and I can't wait to go on these journeys with my students!

Ms. Mehta
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Finally Seen • Amazon Business $11.49 8 $91.92
The Impossible Climb (Young Readers Adaptation): Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and a Climber's Life • Amazon Business $10.99 8 $87.92
Fast Break • Amazon Business $8.89 8 $71.12
The Stars Beneath Our Feet • Amazon Business $7.93 8 $63.44
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution • Amazon Business $10.99 4 $43.96
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96

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