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Mrs. Lynge from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Tolerance Through Quality Literature

Help me give my students enriching, diverse books that teach students to be open-minded and tolerant of other people and their cultures, beliefs, and traditions.

  • $575 goal

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My Students

We are an International Baccalaureate elementary school with the mission of cultivating in each student the desire to grow in wisdom, nurturing an open and curious mind and serving others with a generous spirit. We have a truly international culture and diverse student population.

Our goal is to create an advanced elementary program where our students become critical and compassionate thinkers.

Students become aware of the shared humanity that binds all people together and develop respect for the variety of cultures and attitudes that adds to life’s richness.

My Project

I am a literacy coach for my entire school, K-5. I have carefully chosen a selection of books that will help me teach all of my students how cultures, traditions, and views vary around the world, and even in our neighborhoods. Bullying often occurs because tolerance and open-mindedness is not explicitly taught to our students.

In a world where children do not know, or understand, much past their backyard, it is my job, as their teacher, to expand their knowledge and thinking to a global level.

With the use of these books I will be able to immerse my students into deep understanding and inquiry on a global and humane level.

Instead of just looking at water and how we use it in our community, "A Long Walk to Water" will show them that something so accessible to us, is sometimes far out of reach for others. "The Recess Queen" will teach my students that sometimes bullies are misunderstood and that one small act can be a catalyst for change. These are only a few examples, but the books speak for themselves!

Mrs. Lynge
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Festival of Colors • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Bicycle Spy • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Survival Tails: The Titanic • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
How the Stars Fell into the Sky: A Navajo Legend • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dim Sum for Everyone • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
The Legend of Sleeping Bear • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
Let the Children March • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Because • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I Am Enough • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story • Amazon Business $14.16 1 $14.16
The North Star • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from around the World (Easy Reader Books, Children Around the World Books, Preschool Prep Books) • Amazon Business $13.32 1 $13.32
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Say Something • Amazon Business $12.73 1 $12.73
What Do You Do With a Chance? — New York Times best seller • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Finders Keepers?: A True Story in India (India Unveiled Childrens Series) • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60
Tumble & Blue • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Whoever You Are • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Annie's Life in Lists • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
EngiNerds (MAX) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Sled Dog School • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.23 1 $10.23
Wedgie & Gizmo • Amazon Business $10.03 1 $10.03
The Ambrose Deception • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Ben Franklin's in My Bathroom! (History Pals) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Cosmic Commandos • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Bob • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
Superstar • Amazon Business $5.61 1 $5.61
Ghost Attack (Monster Itch #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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