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Mrs. Houston from Anthem AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

Help me give my students a greater selection of graphic novel titles to read.

  • $519 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of the greatest parts of my day is when I see the excitement on the faces of students when they come to the library. Our school opened in 1999 and many of the books were purchased at that time.

Most students at our school love to read; however, like all schools, we have struggling and reluctant readers.

Students love coming to the library to hear a story and checkout books. It's exciting to see them grow into lifelong readers.

My Project

Graphic Novels are cartoon drawings and words that tell a story and are published as a book. Even classics and non-fiction can be presented in this format. Struggling and reluctant readers can be less intimidated by this format since there are fewer words while still being exposed to the same content as their peers.

My students need a varied selection of graphic novels to read as the current selection is very small with few titles.

Funds from book fairs are the only source we currently have to purchase new books.

This project will allow us to purchase new titles/series to put directly into the hands of our reluctant and struggling readers. The graphic novels range from silly to the classics and non-fiction. Let's get these students excited about reading and turn them into lifelong readers!

Mrs. Houston
Grades 3-5

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7 donors7 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 120 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Drama • Amazon Business $16.63 2 $33.26
The Time Museum • Amazon Business $26.95 1 $26.95
Big Nate: Silent But Deadly • Amazon Business $26.08 1 $26.08
Smile • Amazon Business $24.46 1 $24.46
Guts • Amazon Business $21.05 1 $21.05
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #6): A Graphix Book: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $19.73 1 $19.73
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Ghosts • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Bad Guys in Alien Vs Bad Guys • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
The Bad Guys in Superbad • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Just Jaime (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $15.38 1 $15.38
El Deafo • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $15.01 1 $15.01
Positively Izzy (Emmie & Friends) • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $12.30 1 $12.30
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Raid of No Return (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #7): A World War II Tale of the Doolittle Raid • Amazon Business $10.76 1 $10.76
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $10.12 1 $10.12
Noodleheads Find Something Fishy • Amazon Business $9.96 1 $9.96
Lafayette! (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #8): A Revolutionary War Tale • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2): Journey through the Paleozoic Era • Amazon Business $9.43 1 $9.43
Narwhal's Otter Friend (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #4) • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79

Materials cost

$377.92

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$27.02

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.67

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$440.61

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.75

Total project goal

$518.36

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$518.36

6 Donors

-$438.00

Donations toward project cost

-$372.30

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.70

match offer

-$80.36

Match offer toward project cost

-$68.31

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$12.05

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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