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Mrs. Fitzgerald from Darien IL is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The School Counselor's Mental Health Library

Help me give my students a Mental Health Library to help them deal with social-emotional issues, and help them feel represented and supported. These books cover topics such as depression, race, suicide, anxiety, OCD, LGBTQ+, and grief.

  • $373 goal

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My Students

I work in a diverse middle school in Darien, IL where I am a counselor to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. I run groups, lead classroom guidance lessons, and meet individually with students. Like most teenagers, some of the students I see are currently struggling with anxiety, depression, isolation and identity issues.

I am committed to supporting my students in every way that I can and hope to provide them with resources to meet their social-emotional needs.

My Project

These books will be used to create our school's first Mental Health Library. My hope is that these books will help students feel represented, supported and give them more resources to help cope with social-emotional issues. We have a diverse population of students with a wide range of backgrounds and struggles, and these books will hopefully help them feel seen and not alone. The library will be located in my counseling office and open for all students to borrow. With the covid pandemic and political unrest that the country has seen in the last year, it is more important than ever to make sure that all students feel connected and supported.

Mrs. Fitzgerald
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
History Is All You Left Me • Amazon Business $18.99 1 $18.99
Clap When You Land • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Dear Justyce • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Almost American Girl: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Odd One Out • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
This Song Will Save Your Life: A Novel • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Highly Illogical Behavior • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Distance Between Us: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.69 1 $10.69
Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults): A True Story of the Fight for Justice • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The Astonishing Color of After • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Darius the Great Is Not Okay • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $9.75 1 $9.75
On The Come Up • Amazon Business $9.45 1 $9.45
Almost Home • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Challenger Deep • Amazon Business $8.74 1 $8.74
Every Falling Star: The True Story of How I Survived and Escaped North Korea • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Forget Me Not • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Science of Breakable Things • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
Some Kind of Happiness • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
George (Scholastic Gold) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $6.96 1 $6.96
OCDaniel • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Finding Perfect • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39
This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work (Empower the Future, 1) • Amazon Business $5.87 1 $5.87

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