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Mrs. Flory from Zebulon NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Chapter Books to Support AAPI Authors And Illustrators

Help me give my students these spellbinding and marvelous books written by AAPI authors.

  • $554 goal

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My Students

Our elementary school is located in a rural part of North Carolina. Our school is a PreK-5th grade public school with a population of 545 students. We have two Title I blended PreK classes and two special education classes. Our current student demographics are 31.68% Caucasian, 30.1% African American, 32.15% Hispanic, and 4.609% multi or Asian. 70.64% of our students receive free or reduced-price lunch.

We have some of the sweetest, most charming students.

They work hard and come to school smiling despite the fact that many live below the poverty line and some are homeless. At our school, we have a program called Capturing Kid's Hearts. This program is teaching the staff how to capture and build relationships with all students. Every morning, we greet our students with a handshake and welcome them to the classrooms. We also have scheduled time each day for students to share good things that are happening.

Teachers buy many of their own supplies because they know our families cannot afford to donate. Our intentional relationship building does not need to be overshadowed by the need for supplies. Help us help our teachers protect their supplies.

My Project

I am requesting these chapter books to revive the fiction section of our collection in our school library. The books are engaging, full of rich text, and are written by Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”-Paul Sweeney

Chapter books open our imagination, are especially powerful tools for delivering important and impactful messages in an accessible format, and spark a joy of learning and a love of reading in all students.

The engaging stories in these books will instantly capture my students' attention. This list includes books written by some of our favorite authors: Ellen Oh, Tae Keller, Christina Soontornvat, Dan Santat, Gene Luen Yang and Erin Entrada Kelly.

Thank you for supporting my students and our school library!

Mrs. Flory
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, 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.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Chi's Sweet Home Box Set • Amazon Business $64.58 1 $64.58
Sam Wu Is NOT Afraid Of Series 6 Books Collection Box Set by Katie & Kevin Tsang (Ghosts, Sharks, Dark, Spiders, Zombies & Space) • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team (Newbery Honor Book) • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
When You Trap a Tiger: (Winner of the 2021 Newbery Medal) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Secret Coders: Monsters & Modules (Secret Coders, 6) • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Ahimsa • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
A Wish in the Dark • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dragon Mountain (Dragon Realm) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
We Dream of Space • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh • Amazon Business $15.18 1 $15.18
Spirit Hunters #2: The Island of Monsters • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Aru Shah and the City of Gold: A Pandava Novel Book 4 (Pandava Series, 4) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Secret Coders: Robots & Repeats (Secret Coders, 4) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Bumblebee at Super Hero High (DC Super Hero Girls) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Checked • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Petro and the Flea King • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon Business $8.29 1 $8.29
Blackbird Fly • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Spirit Hunters • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Keeping Score • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Kite Fighters • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Changelings (The Changelings, 1) • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
You Go First • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Icing on the Snowflake (Diary of an Ice Princess #6) (6) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
On Thin Ice (Diary of an Ice Princess) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Mindy Kim and the Trip to Korea (5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Snow Place Like Home (Diary of an Ice Princess #1) (1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Slush Puppy Love (Diary of an Ice Princess #5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Big Freeze (Diary of an Ice Princess #4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Frost Friends Forever (Diary of an Ice Princess #2) (2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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