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Ms. Danino from Corona NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Picture Says A Thousand Words.

Help me give my students the colorful reading experience they need by adding these exhilarating graphic novels to their classroom library!

  • $157 goal

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My Students

The philosophy that we are all “products of our environment” is one that has been constantly evaluated throughout the history of mankind. A limited person is more likely to become a product of their environment while a person with options can construct environments to suit his/her specific needs. The last thing I would like to have in my classroom is limiting library. There are many stories out there in the world that teach valuable, real life lessons or spark the imagination, yet many remain undiscovered and unmapped territory because there aren’t enough means that allow students of the future to gain an interest in reading them.

I have the pleasure of teaching a group of 7th graders with various abilities, talents, and strengths.

These are a group of children who crave a good story, but are not easily motivated by black blocks of text on white paper. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words," and I couldn't agree more. My students look forward to having a more colorful and lively reading experience.

My Project

My students are a group of children who crave a good story, but are not easily motivated by black blocks of text on white paper. They say "a picture is worth a thousand words," and I couldn't agree more. My students look forward to having a more colorful and lively reading experience. The addition of these books will provide not only another genre into their library, but motivate my students to read.

If stories that look pretty or cool get my kids excited to pick up a book, then I must move forward with my teaching by keeping their needs in mind.

Graphic novels are rapidly increasing in popularity among pre-teens and teens. Our students are growing up in an era where creative visual media attracts their attention more than static and plain text. These books were suggested to me by my students as titles they’ve expressed looking into! Independent reading time will become more enjoyable if the students see genres that interest them. They’re still getting all the necessary skills that come with reading regular text books, but with the added pleasure and aid of visual imagery.

Ms. Danino
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 2 $22.34
Wonderstruck: A Novel in Words and Pictures • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Black Panther 1 • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) The Stonekeeper • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
The Fall of the House of Usher • AKJ Education $4.45 1 $4.45

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