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Mrs. Joiner-Yang from Rochester NY is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Knowledge Is Power

Help me give my students the opportunity and desire to improve their reading skills with books like "Rising Above."

  • $240 goal

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Celebrating Black History Month

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

Many of our students are from urban low-income communities and face multiple challenges (economic, domestic violence, low performing in academics, parents incarcerated, homelessness, and death of parents). Reading allows our students to escape, gives them hop, and helps them to realize that they too have a voice and a story to tell. At our school, we have developed and relationship with our students and parents and I realize the importance of serving the whole family. My students enjoy reading books when the author looks like them.

My Project

Students will be able to read and have discussions about topics that interest them. These books have pictures that display people that look like my students. Our students are low performing and need to be encouraged to expand their reading skills with topics that will allow their imagination to grow.

This is an awesome opportunity to get our students more active in their pursuit of obtaining an education by providing reading materials that allow them to think outside of the box.

The chosen reading materials will be utilized as tools that will help improve our students' comprehension, self-esteem, and overall improvement in their academics.

Mrs. Joiner-Yang
Grades 3-5

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars • Amazon Business $6.89 5 $34.45
I Like Myself! (board book) • Amazon Business $6.59 3 $19.77
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $13.58 1 $13.58
My Silent Loud: The Voice Inside Every Little Black Boy • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma • Amazon Business $11.63 1 $11.63
The Good Egg • Amazon Business $10.78 1 $10.78
Grumpy Monkey • Amazon Business $10.62 1 $10.62
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Let's Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect: Teach children about body ownership, respect, feelings, choices and recognizing bullying behaviors • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
But It's Not My Fault! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
That Rule Doesn't Apply to Me! (Responsible Me!) • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
What I Like About Me! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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