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Mr. Nguyen from Richmond TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Character Comes First

My students need books to increase their level of empathy for others.

  • $729 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day with big smiles and eager to learn attitudes. I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything. I teach at an elementary school in Richmond, TX where we have 20+ different languages spoken by our students.

Some of my students receive backpack food on the weekend, and many of them are raised by grandparents or other family members.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to start each day anew! They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can, lead by example and be proactive about their futures.

My Project

This project is designed to help my students be more empathetic to other kids who are different from them. Increasing their level of empathy will help them in older grades, when they feel peer pressure from other classmates.

These books will be used in whole group and small group lessons, and other individual books will be added to the classroom library.

These books will also be used for reading response assignments and homework. My hope is that my students will be inspired to help others different from them, and to do the right thing when no one is looking at them.

Mr. Nguyen
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • AKJ Education $5.19 40 $207.60
George Washington's Spy • AKJ Education $5.10 40 $204.00
The American Revolution • AKJ Education $4.37 6 $26.22
Survivors: True Stories of Children in the Holocaust True Stories of Children in the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.10 4 $20.40
Terrible Things An Allegory of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $9.00 2 $18.00
The Secret of Priest's Grotto A Holocaust Survival Story • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
The Grand Mosque of Paris A Story of How Muslims Rescued Jews During the Holocaust • AKJ Education $6.53 2 $13.06
One Candle • AKJ Education $5.10 2 $10.20
The Holocaust • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
We Are Witnesses Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Kristallnacht • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Six Million Paper Clips The Making Of A Children's Holocaust Memorial • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Night • AKJ Education $6.47 1 $6.47
Anne Frank and the Children of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
If I Should Die Before I Wake • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Harmonica • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Four Perfect Pebbles • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
I Am a Star: Child of the Holocaust • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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