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Mrs. Henry from Memphis TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Our Way to Impacting Social Change

Help me give my students books for the classroom. The books will match our next unit of study!

  • $306 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Most teachers think they have the best students, but I know I do! I work with three 5th grade classes. We are a city school facing the same economy challenges as other schools.

Our students are quite diverse, with several students in each grade level speaking other languages at home.

Our goal is to help increase community involvement and attendance.

My students are curious and motivated to learn more beyond our classroom. One of their favorite things to do is share about themselves and their culture.

My Project

Our students are learning about athletes and how they helped lead social changes. These books are various reading levels and match the topic. The books picked are inspiring stories about how anyone can make a difference, no matter their race, culture, economical standing, sex and more. The books are on high interest topics and the students will look forward to reading.

Anyone can make a positive impact on our society.

Students will be empowered to understand the change they can make in our world through this unit of study. Students will learn things about how one athlete was brave enough to be a black baseball player and open the world's eyes to allowing it. Students will learn that being a woman did not mean you couldn't compete against men. They will learn about athletes that raised awareness and protested against things like apartheid in South Africa.

While reading and discussing the books they will build reading and discussion skills. Not only that, they will see the impact they can have on society!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Let Me Play The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America • AKJ Education $18.24 1 $18.24
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin The Life and Art of Horace Pippin • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
A Boy and a Jaguar • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Game Changer John Mclendon and the Secret Game • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
My Name Is Blessing • AKJ Education $13.10 1 $13.10
Babe Didrikson Zaharias The Making of a Champion • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Baseball Saved Us • AKJ Education $8.32 1 $8.32
Twelve Rounds to Glory (12 Rounds to Glory) The Story of Muhammad Ali • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Barbed Wire Baseball How One Man Brought Hope to the Japanese Internment Camps of Wwii • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Catching the Moon • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
Million-Dollar Throw • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Salt in His Shoes Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Roberto Clemente Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates • AKJ Education $6.56 1 $6.56
Louis Sockalexis Native American Baseball Pioneer • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53
Mudball • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
America's Champion Swimmer Gertrude Ederle • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
The Underdogs • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Wilma Unlimited How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Left Out • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Becoming Joe Dimaggio • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Who Was Roberto Clemente? • AKJ Education $4.37 1 $4.37
Growing Up Pedro • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Henry Aaron's Dream: Candlewick Biographies • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64
Becoming Babe Ruth • AKJ Education $3.64 1 $3.64

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