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Mrs. Nixon from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Empathy from Around the World

Help me give my students empathy for walks of life that are different from their own. We will read three books from 3 different parts of the globe so we can enter into the main characters' stories.

  • $512 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students work harder than any kids I have ever met. They go to school for a longer day and a longer year so they can have a better chance at college choice. They complete homework in every subject, every night and they are still involved in sports, church and family. My students love to read, especially real books not just stories on worksheets. Stories of people who overcome obstacles are especially important to my students.

I have some students who have read over a million words every school year.

My Project

My students are part of a leadership class and we love to read books that allow us to grow our empathy. "A Long Walk to Water" by Linda Sue Park is a true story about a Sudanese refugee boy who came to America in the 1980s. In the second part of the story he returns to the Sudan as an adult and builds a school. Learning what it is to give back to society is an important leadership lesson. "Ghost Boys" is a fictional story about a young boy mistakenly shot. He stays on the Earth as a ghost to work on the issue of racism, striking up a friendship with a person of different gender and race. And "American Born Chinese" offers a perspective on life from the point of view of Chinese culture.

Mrs. Nixon
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Long Walk to Water Based on a True Story • AKJ Education $13.13 12 $157.56
Ghost Boys • AKJ Education $12.40 12 $148.80
American Born Chinese • AKJ Education $7.69 12 $92.28

Materials cost

$398.64

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$434.62

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.70

Total project goal

$511.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$511.32

2 Donors

-$511.32

Donations toward project cost

-$434.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$76.70

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$0.00

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