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  • $540 goal

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Mrs. L.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Boy Oh Boy, Let's Read!

My students need 18 high interest books that will grab the attention of the third, fourth and fifth grade boys to the point that they will not want to stop reading!

Everyday I have the opportunity to introduce over 400 elementary (K-5th) students to books that can change their lives. Our school is a "Title One" school serving students from homes with limited income. Many of our male students have not learned the value of reading for fun.

When boys come to the library they are looking for an exciting story. With limited attention spans they have trouble staying with a book to the exciting part. Books are needed that immediately grab their attention and don't look overwhelming to read.

Graphic novels with cartoon-like illustrations and dialog balloons combined with an easy-to-read text are the perfect books for boys who are not interested in traditional chapter books. The brightly colored, action packed illustrations and front covers quickly draw the boys into the story. Only two graphic novels are currently available in our library and there is a long list of boys waiting to read them. The number of requests for "more stories just like the one I finished" is growing everyday. Statistics show that although boys possess the same reading ability as girls: they choose not to read. Boys spend more time engaged in violent video games, watching violent television shows and movies and are more likely to commit a felony crime as an adult than their female counterparts. Providing boys books that they are interested in and continuing to make interesting books available to them as they progress through elementary school will help them develop the habit of reading for fun. I need more graphic novels of interest to boys to help start the boys at our school on the journey to becoming life long readers.

You can help our boys find the book that will give them the positive reading experience they need to start the life long reading journey. A love of books and reading can change lives. Please help our boys make that positive change.

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Where Your Donation Goes

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Golden Book of Death Michael Dahl, Serg Souleiman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
Creeping Bookends Michael Dahl, Bradford Kendall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
Cave of the Bookworms Michael Dahl, Bradford Kendall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.13 1 $19.13
Mad House (Hardy Boys Graphic Novel Series #3) Scott Lobdell, Daniel Rendon (Illustrator), Franklin W. Dixon • Barnes and Noble $21.78 1 $21.78
Ocean of Osyria (Hardy Boys Graphic Novel Series #1) Scott Lobdell, Daniel Rendon • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Identity Theft (Hardy Boys Graphic Novel Series #2) Scott Lobdell, Daniel Rendon (Illustrator), Franklin W. Dixon • Barnes and Noble $21.78 1 $21.78
Skateboard Save Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator), Contribution by Eric Stevens • Barnes and Noble $18.08 1 $18.08
Freedom Songs: A Tale of the Underground Railroad Trina Robbins, Jason Millet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.53 1 $21.53
Hot Iron: The Adventures of a Civil War Powder Boy Michael Burgan, Pedro Rodriquez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.53 1 $21.53
UFOs: The Roswell Incident Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $20.25 1 $20.25
The Loch Ness Monster: Scotland's Mystery Beast Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $20.25 1 $20.25
Ropes of Revolution: The Boston Tea Party Jessica Gunderson, Brent Schoonover (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.53 1 $21.53
Ghosts in Amityville: The Haunted House Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55
First and Final Voyage: The Sinking of the Titanic Stephanie Peters, Jon Proctor (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $21.53 1 $21.53
Board Rebel Jake Maddox, Sean Tiffany (Illustrator), Bob Temple • Barnes and Noble $20.34 1 $20.34
Bigfoot: A North American Legend Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $20.92 1 $20.92
Bermuda Triangle: The Disappearance of Flight 19 Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55
Atlantis: The Mystery of the Lost City Jack DeMolay • Barnes and Noble $21.55 1 $21.55

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