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Mrs. Buccioni from Santa Monica CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Can't Get Enough Graphic Novels!

Help me give my students more of the engaging graphic novels that they've been begging for!

  • $470 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I serve an incredible, diverse group of teens and tweens from Santa Monica and the surrounding Los Angeles area. We are a Title I school and serve many socioeconomically disadvantaged students, and the primary mission of our school and district is to achieve excellence through equity.

I teach both Spanish and English Language Development at the middle school level and my goal is for all of my students to grow in language proficiency, literacy, and autonomy.

My long-term English learners are often self-professed non-readers, and I am on a mission to change that!

My Project

The graphic novels section of my classroom library is the most browsed and borrowed--my middle schoolers just can't get enough of these books! They have helped me hook some of my most reluctant readers.

Students who used to groan when I announced Free Choice Reading now come to class begging to have time to read and complain when I tell them that reading time is over.

Many of the books in this project are student requests, and the rest come from a published list of the most highly recommended novels for middle schoolers. I am so thrilled to see the power that these novels have to win over my students, so I'm on a mission to fill my shelves with more of the books that they've been enjoying.

Mrs. Buccioni
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Dam Keeper • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Bera the One-Headed Troll • Amazon Business $16.03 1 $16.03
Marble Season • Amazon Business $14.82 1 $14.82
Nightlights • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Pashmina • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
All's Faire in Middle School • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Jellaby: The Lost Monster • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Suee and the Shadow • Amazon Business $12.40 1 $12.40
The Tea Dragon Society • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic (TOON Graphics) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Meanwhile: Pick Any Path. 3,856 Story Possibilities. (Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Princess Princess Ever After • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Princeless: Save Yourself • Amazon Business $11.24 1 $11.24
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Compass South: A Graphic Novel (Four Points, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.58 1 $10.58
Mega Princess • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Time Museum • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Dragon Girl: The Secret Valley • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Robot Dreams • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
El Deafo • Amazon Business $9.86 1 $9.86
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 2: Timepocalypse • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 3: Bully For You • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Eyes of the Storm (BONE #3) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Great Cow Race (BONE #2) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Plants vs. Zombies Volume 1: Lawnmageddon • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
Dog Man: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1) • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08

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