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Ms. Enger from Hawthorne CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Academics Assemble: Comics Needed for a Classroom Library!

My students need high interest reading materials and these graphic novels would be SUPER.

  • $971 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

A girl with a big smile keeps asking me when the next volume of Paper Girls is coming out. Her best friend has raced through the entire series of Amulet and he's recommended it to two more friends. Another boy talks to me about last night's episode of The Flash while a freshman I don't teach has wandered in to look for a Batman comic. This is a typical day in my classroom library.

My students are avid readers but cannot afford books of their own.

Our school serves about six hundred students from a low income area, most of whom receive free or reduced lunch. They rely on our school for access to high quality materials. Without a school librarian or library budget to provide these, I have been purchasing books out of pocket.

Students from ninth through twelve grade come to borrow books. Graphic novels are the most popular; from general education to Advance Placement classes, everyone love to read them. Students see themselves reflected in these tales of heroes from varied backgrounds.

My Project

Modern comics are more inclusive than ever and address issues of social justice. These stories feature diverse heroes, written by authors just as different from one another. Included in this project, Ta Nehisi Coates writes Black Panther; G. Willow Wilson pens Ms. Marvel; and Congressmen John Lewis tells his own life story.

More than reading for pleasure, my students are also reading to build empathy.

They'll meet superheroes who are Muslim, Latina, African, LGBTQ, refugees, orphans, Norse gods, soldiers, and real Civil Rights icons. These characters all face adversity but they teach readers how to stand up for others and themselves.

If you could see the joy on my students' faces when I bring in a new book, you would know the impact just one has on their lives. These graphic novels will be passed around and enjoyed for years to come.

Ms. Enger
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MOTOR GIRL OMNIBUS SOFTCOVER • Amazon Business $46.74 1 $46.74
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $27.41 1 $27.41
The Mighty Thor Vol. 5: The Death of the Mighty Thor • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Superman: Secret Identity Deluxe Edition • Amazon Business $20.39 1 $20.39
Batgirl/Robin Year One • Amazon Business $19.60 1 $19.60
Michael Chabon's The Escapist: Pulse-Pounding Thrills • Amazon Business $18.80 1 $18.80
Jane • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 1: Riri Williams • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Batman: A Death in the Family • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Invincible Iron Man: Ironheart Vol. 2: Choices • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Mighty Thor Vol. 4: The War Thor • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Michael Chabon's The Escapist: Amazing Adventures • Amazon Business $16.37 1 $16.37
Chimichanga: Sorrow of the World's Worst Face • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 3: Street Magic • Amazon Business $14.58 1 $14.58
Batman Vol. 5: Rules of Engagement (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Mighty Thor Vol. 3: The Asgard/Shi'ar War • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Batman Vol. 4: The War of Jokes and Riddles (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Mighty Thor Vol. 2: Lords of Midgard • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Michael Chabon's The Escapists • Amazon Business $13.38 1 $13.38
Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Batman Vol. 1: I Am Gotham (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $12.57 1 $12.57
Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 1: The Boys are Back in Town • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
Runaways Vol. 5: Escape to New York • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
Runaways Vol. 7: Live Fast • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
America Vol. 2: Fast and Fuertona • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Black Widow Vol. 2: No More Secrets • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Black Widow Vol. 1: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Ms. Marvel Vol. 7 • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Ms. Marvel Vol. 6: Civil War II • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Ms. Marvel Vol. 5: Super Famous • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
America Vol. 1: The Life and Times of America Chavez • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Captain America by Waid & Samnee: Home of the Brave (Captain America by Mark Waid (2017)) • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Mighty Thor Vol. 1: Thunder in her Veins • Amazon Business $12.15 1 $12.15
Thor Vol. 2: Who Holds the Hammer? (Thor: Marvel Now!) • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Peter Panzerfaust Volume 1: The Great Escape • Amazon Business $11.92 1 $11.92
The Flintstones Vol. 2: Bedrock Bedlam • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Power Man and Iron Fist Vol. 2: Civil War II • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 3 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Batman Vol. 2: I Am Suicide (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Batman Vol. 3: I Am Bane (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why (Ms Marvel: Marvel Now!) • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Flintstones Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $10.71 1 $10.71
Runaways Vol. 6: Parental Guidance • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $10.22 1 $10.22
Cage! • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Batman: Year One • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

Materials cost

$718.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$65.72

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.77

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$824.77

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$145.55

Total project goal

$970.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$970.32

7 Donors

-$957.08

Donations toward project cost

-$824.77

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$132.31

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$13.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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