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Mx. Besa Mulaye from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Love and Empathy!

Help me give my students books that teach love, empathy, and social justice.

  • $259 goal

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My Students

A majority of students in our school come from an economically disadvantaged background and as a result all our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch services. Nevertheless, if you met them it is unlikely you would witness signs of maladaptive behaviors as they are happy children who love school and are eager to learn.

Our school is very diverse; we have families from all over the world.

In fact, 44% of our students are English learners.

I am excited to offer and nurture a safe space where they can explore feeling comfortable enough for us to engage in meaningful, open conversation.

My Project

I will read these books to my students over the course of the school year to help them develop important socioemotional skills such as empathy, respect, and self-esteem. These skills facilitate the children's’ life success, and are useful well beyond school building walls.

This age group learns especially well by having books read to them.

The books are developmentally appropriate and are designed to capture the children's attention while passing along valuable life lessons.I especially value empathy because I believe that it is the foundation of many positive personality traits such as compassion, fairness, self-awareness, self-acceptance, and patience. Empathy is a foundation for a plethora of social skills.

Mx. Besa Mulaye
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $15.40 1 $15.40
The Monster Who Lost His Mean • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Be Who You Are • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Chocolate Milk, Por Favor: Celebrating Diversity with Empathy • Amazon Business $10.11 1 $10.11
Am I small? ¿Soy pequeña?: Children's Picture Book English-Spanish (Bilingual Edition) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
The Family Book • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
It's Okay To Be Different • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Words Are Not for Hurting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Feelings Book • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series) • Amazon Business $5.55 1 $5.55

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