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Teacher Professional Development Workshop, Kitale, Kenya

Teacher Professional Development Workshop, Kitale, Kenya

Margie’s Books provided books for 150 teachers participating in professional development sessions this summer in Kitale, Kenya. The book, Fish is Fish, was given to the teachers as Dr. Michelle Falter and her team led them in exploring intercultural learning. The professional development is part of an ongoing partnership among Upper Room Grace Ministries, NC State University and the University…

Jackson Creek Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Jackson Creek Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Margie’s Books is supporting Saudah Collins at Jackson Creek Elementary in Columbia, SC as she implements the book project, “Exploring the Beauty, Brilliance, Resistance, & Resilience of the People of Africa and Her Diaspora.” Some of the books that the students will read are: Water Princess, Amazing Africa–Country by Country, Africa is not a Country, Indigo Dreaming, and Black Gold.

Sulak Elementary & Middle School, Sirnak,Turkey

Sulak Elementary & Middle School, Sirnak,Turkey

Margie’s Books donated books to the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students in Sulak Elementary and Middle School in Sirnak, Turkey, which is in the eastern part of the country. The books are being used by social studies teacher (and assistant principal), Naif Egdemir, to support students as they prepare for end-of-grade tests to increase their problem-solving skills. Many thanks…

W.A. Perry Middle School, Columbia, SC

W.A. Perry Middle School, Columbia, SC

Margie’s Books is supporting middle school social studies teachers at W.A. Perry Middle School in Columbia, SC. The social studies teachers are infusing their social studies classrooms with literature and poetry that is culturally sustaining, pro-Black and allows for the educational concept of “mirrors and windows.” This concept is where students see themselves positively and powerfully reflected in what they…

Lucy S. Herring Elementary School, Asheville, NC

Lucy S. Herring Elementary School, Asheville, NC

Margie’s Books is supporting Lucy S. Herring Elementary School in Asheville, NC to implement book clubs where students choose the book they want to read, engage in reading together, and share what they learn with others. Thanks to Catherine Stelpflug for launching the project and to 5th grade teacher, Mitzi Levering, for leading the instruction for the book clubs.  

James E. Shephard Magnet Middle School, Durham, NC

James E. Shephard Magnet Middle School, Durham, NC

Margie’s Books donated funds to James E. Shephard Magnet Middle School in Durham, NC to purchase books for a language arts project.  Mia Small, 7th grade ELA teacher, will engage her students in a close reading of The Watsons Go To Birmingham. Each student will have a copy of the book as they read the historical fiction story by Christopher…

Underwood Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

Underwood Magnet Elementary School, Raleigh, NC

Margie’s Books donated 70 children’s books to Underwood Magnet Elementary School in Wake County Public School System to be used in Ms. Amanda Howell’s and other teachers’ elementary classrooms. Several class sets were donated so students could each have a copy of a book to participate in a whole class read-aloud. These titles included: What Do You Do With A…

Supporting Read and Feed, Cary, NC

Supporting Read and Feed, Cary, NC

Margie’s Books donated 75 childrens’ books to Read and Feed, whose mission is to strengthen literacy skills among under-served elementary school children and provide meals in a nurturing neighborhood environment. Among the titles were Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor; Be Bold! Be Brave! 11 Latinas Who Made US History; Track Series by Jason Reynolds; and Girls…