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Provo, UtahKSTU)-A Utah elementary school student urged her school to renovate the library.
Kim Emi wanted to spread a diverse and positive message in her school, which changed the whole district.
It all started when Emi was interested in a book about a character similar to her.
9 years old are Hawaii, Polynesia, South Korea, Japan and China.
“Human-we are afraid of what we don’t know,” Emi explained. “I think that’s part of the reason we treat people badly based on their appearance and culture, or what we’ve learned about their culture.”
Wanting to help people understand her cultural background, Emi brought up a topic at her school.
Kim Hawkins, Principal of Westridge Elementary School in Provo, Utah, said:
Emi, her mother and aunt, came up with a plan to bring a wider variety of books to the library, but Emi knew that bringing a collection would cost money. To offset the cost, Emi launched a lemonade and pastry stand.
She sold butter mochi, cupcakes, cookies and lemonade. Not only did Emi earn enough money to buy 15 books at her school, she also had enough money to buy another 60 books at four other schools in the district. I did.
After seeing Emi’s passion and motivation, the Provo School District took Emi’s plans one step further.
“Our district has made the leap that Emi started and bought all the elementary school books,” Hawkins explained. “So, thanks to Emi, all our elementary schools now have these great books.”
The collection of books that Emi encouraged the district to buy is now called “Emi’s Books.”
Emi hopes to help her learn what she didn’t know before and make sure that others, like herself, reflect herself in her character.
“I hope all children are inspired to make positive changes,” she said.
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