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Mrs. Lowry from Kernersville NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading for Emotional Health

My students need to be able to read books about people like them.

  • $207 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are amazing! I teach at a high-poverty school where our students face challenges inside and outside of the classroom; yet, they are hardworking, passionate learners.

Despite all the negatives, my students come to school every day full of energy and ready to learn.

They love moving around the classroom and working with each other to learn new concepts. We work together to make our class a family where everyone belongs. They care about each other and encourage each other to be their best.

My Project

My students come from diverse backgrounds. Books are one way for me to honor my students' differences.

My students need to be able to relate to characters in books.

When they see characters that are like them, they feel an immediate connection. They feel connected to the world. They feel like someone understands them and know what they're going through.

In addition, when they read books about people who are different, they are exposed to new cultures and ways of doing things. Their minds are opened and their empathy grows.

These books will help improve my students' emotional well-being. They will feel supported and connected. Students with healthy emotions have a better chance of being healthy overall.

Thank you for supporting my students.

Mrs. Lowry
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 20 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation (Jane Addams Award Book (Awards)) • Amazon Business $14.46 1 $14.46
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
The Word Collector • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Malala's Magic Pencil • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Denene Millner Books) • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Brave • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68

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