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Mabele Primary School, Kasane, Botswana. 

Mabele Primary School, Kasane, Botswana. 

Margie’s Books provided storybooks and informational texts to Mabele Primary School, which is in a village near Kasane, Botswana. Kasane is a city in the Okavango-Chobe region located in the northeast corner of Botswana. The books will be used in the school library so that students can choose books that they are most interested in reading. Mabele Primary School serves around 176 children ages…

Dumphries Digital Learning Campus, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Dumphries Digital Learning Campus, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Margie’s Books provided support for Dumphries Digital Learning Campus, which is located in a rural area near the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Dumphries Digital Learning Campus was created by the Good Work Foundation, a public-private partnership which is re-imagining education in rural South Africa. The Dumphries Digital Learning Campus provides programs for children and young adults that…

Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL), Roxboro, NC

Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL), Roxboro, NC

Margie’s Books is supporting Shirlrona Johnson and Micholene Schumaker at Person Early College for Innovation and Leadership (PECIL) in Roxboro, NC for the book project, “Building Literacy at the Core.” They will update their current library with district-approved modern literary works to ignite or re-ignite a student passion for reading.  PECIL teachers will engage students in the joy of reading books in…

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…

Carnage Magnet Middle School, Raleigh, NC

Carnage Magnet Middle School, Raleigh, NC

Margie’s Books is supporting middle school teacher Sarah Dugger at Carthage Magnet Middle School. She received a class set of the The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) for her 6th grade ELA class to support their reading of the required novel.

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…