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Ms. Algier from Dallas TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Expressing Empathy! Books for Our Next Generation!

My students need read aloud books to spark conversations around kindness, acceptance, and empathy.

  • $399 goal

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My Students

I work in a neighborhood where only 2.2% of the population has a college diploma and over 68% never completed high school. For the students in my room, 100% will graduate high school and 100% will have acceptance to a university when they receive their high school diploma. From day one of entering our school, the question is not if they will go to school but where! It is the love of reading that begins this journey from a young age.

My Project

Lately, it seems like every other day, we turn on the news or open up our social media to find that another tragedy has occurred. Each time we’re faced with these events, we may be overcome with sadness, frustration, and hopelessness.

But in these times, it’s important to have conversations with the children around us about inclusion and empathy, with your help, we can make this happen through literature!

Empathy is not something that is taught through lecturing. Instead, it’s something that must be woven in all aspects of life on a regular basis. There are many ways to instill empathy. One way to do this – beyond demonstrating empathy — is to read books that touch on the subject and spark a conversation about what it means to be empathetic. The books we are asking are meant to not only spark a conversation but also to demonstrate and instill empathy in our future generation!

Ms. Algier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 900 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Be Kind • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Women Who Dared: 52 Stories of Fearless Daredevils, Adventurers, and Rebels • Amazon Business $14.96 1 $14.96
Two • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Zero • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
Pass It On • Amazon Business $13.47 1 $13.47
Today • Amazon Business $13.23 1 $13.23
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $13.05 1 $13.05
It Takes a Village: Picture Book • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Everyone • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Emma and the Whale • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
What Do You Do With a Chance? • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
One • Amazon Business $12.17 1 $12.17
What Do You Do With an Idea? • Amazon Business $12.06 1 $12.06
The Bad Seed • Amazon Business $11.80 1 $11.80
What Do You Do With a Problem? • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Even Superheroes Have Bad Days • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions • Amazon Business $7.26 1 $7.26

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