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Mr. Christy from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Action! Adventure! Graphic Novel Sets in the Classroom!

My students need a refreshing, exciting and engaging set of graphic novels spanning reading levels to revitalize our classroom library!

  • $287 goal

This project expired on February 26, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

ZING! ZAP! KA-BOOM! Help me wake up our young readers with action, adventure and intrigue. The students in my classroom nearly salivate over the few graphic novels that I have provided in our classroom library. These 30 requested books may very well capture even the most reluctant reader.

I have a classroom of second and third grade students.

Our school is in a low-income, hard working neighborhood, with nearly 70% of our kids qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. Despite the tight times, my students are caring, compassionate and generous. This year, I have 30 students. It is a tight squeeze with growing minds and growing bodies, but we are making it work. The kids have even taken ownership over some of the classroom procedures, routines and transitions and do these things with little input from me. It is inspiring to see them take pride in a functional classroom.

My Project

One complaint I often hear from my students is that they have read all of the books in our classroom library. While this is nearly impossible to fathom, it is true that a child may have read every book that they are interested in, or able to decode. I have my students for two years, so refreshing the library has been key to refreshing interest. My solution this year has been to make a "New Book Wish List" in the classroom. While I have explained to my students that the process of obtaining the new books would be intermittent, excitement grew almost immediately. As the list grew and I began to take notice of the requests, it became clear that there was a deep hunger for something besides the typical story books or chapter books. Nearly 75% of the books listed were graphic novels.

You can help feed this hunger!

I have selected each of these 30 graphic novels carefully. I have chosen various genres, subject matter, and reading levels. Picture the scene: an 8 year-old, hunched over glossy pages full of captivating words and entrancing illustrations. Hear the giggle or the gasp. Hear the plaintive cry when the teacher requests that books be put away for the day. Hear the child in line, discussing what just happened, or predicting what may happen next...Imagine!

Mr. Christy
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Three Little Pigs: The Graphic Novel Lisa Trumbauer, Aaron B • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Attack of the Mutant Lunch Lady: A Buzz Beaker Brainstorm Sc • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Snow White: The Graphic Novel Martin A. Powell, Erik Valdez-when gone • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Sleeping Beauty: The Graphic Novel Martin A. Powell, Sean Di • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Johnny Boo, Book 1: The Best Little Ghost in the World, Vol. • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Johnny Boo, Book 2: Twinkle Power, Vol. 2 James Kochalka, Ja • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Perseus and Medusa Retold by Blake A. Hoena, Sebastian Facio • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Backpack Stories • AKJ Books $12.91 1 $12.91
Rapunzel: The Graphic Novel Stephanie Peters, Jeffrey Stewar • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Phineas and Ferb 3 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Johnny Boo, Book 3: Happy Apples, Vol. 3 James Kochalka, Jam • AKJ Books $9.95 1 $9.95
Zig and Wikki In Something Ate My Homework • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the League of Librarians Jarrett J. Krosoczka • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cinderella: The Graphic Novel Stone Arch Books Staff, Jeffre • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Graphic Novel Blake A. Hoena, Ri • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
Solid Truth about States of Matter with Max Axiom, Super Sci • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Fut • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Rise of Scourge (Warriors Manga Series #4) Erin Hunter, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Sardine in Outer Space • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Sardine in Outer Space 2 • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Zeus: King of the Gods • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hansel and Gretel: The Graphic Novel Stone Arch Books, Sean • AKJ Books $4.34 1 $4.34
The Boxcar Children® Graphic Novels Boxed Set #1-6: Sea • AKJ Books $22.79 1 $22.79
Adventures of Loud Boy #2: Mac Attack! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Powerful World of Energy with Max Axiom, Super Scientist Agn • AKJ Books $5.80 1 $5.80
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities Jason Sh • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Adventures of Loud Boy #1: Sound Off! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: Ravenpaw''s Path 1 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Percy Jackson & the Olympians 1 • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29

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