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Ms. Quiroz from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Comic Books Count, Too!

My students need 20 different graphic novels, such as the Bone series and the No Fear Shakespeare novels.

  • $256 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I teach two sections of 5th grade Language Arts in a high-need, urban charter school. We hold our students to very rigorous standards, which in turn helps them consistently out-perform the other neighborhood schools. I am so proud of my students because they work extremely hard, even in the face of enormous difficulties.

Most importantly, my students absolutely LOVE to read. They devour books and can't wait to tell me what they just read. I recently introduced my students to some graphic novels I had won during a book fair raffle, and pretty soon every student was asking me if I had any more of those types of books!

I would love to be able to bring some more diversity of genres into our classroom library. The graphic novels will definitely pique all of my students' interests, and push their thinking about traditional literature. Reading graphic novels requires the use of many different reading strategies, such as making inferences, comparing and contrasting and analyzing characters, so these books will be a valuable teaching too, as well. My students will be able to compare standard classics to the graphic novel form, and they will discover that Shakespeare is accessible, even to fifth graders! I can already picture the great discussions my students will have about the complex elements found in graphic novels.

Your help will ensure that my students expand their critical thinking skills and broaden their literary horizons. You will make it possible for my students to engage in deep conversations about literature and even begin reading Shakespeare in elementary school! My school does not have the resources to order so many additional books, so your help is critical. Your help will make it possible for my students love reading even more than they already do!

Ms. Quiroz
Grades 3-5
  • Galapagos Charter School
  • Chicago, IL
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Boxcar Children (Boxcar Children Graphic Novels Series #1) Shannon Eric Denton, Mike Dubisch (Illustrator), Gertrude Chandler Warner • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Romeo and Juliet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) SparkNotes Editors, William Shakespeare, Matt Wiegle (Illustrator), Adapted by Matt Wiegle • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Bone: Crown of Horns (Bone Series #9), Vol. 9 Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Redwall: The Graphic Novel Brian Jacques, Bret Blevins (Illustrator), Adapted by Stuart Moore • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Hamlet (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) SparkNotes Editors, William Shakespeare, Neil Babra (Illustrator), Adapted by Neil Babra • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Macbeth (No Fear Shakespeare Graphic Novels) SparkNotes Editors, William Shakespeare, Ken Hoshine (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Bone Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
Bone: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border (Bone Series #5) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
Bone: The Dragonslayer (Bone Series #4), Vol. 4 Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, Paolo Lamanna (Illustrator), Giovanni Rigano (Illustrator), Adapted by Andrew Donkin • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #1) Geronimo Stilton, Maurizio Onnis, Lorenzo de Pretto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Bone: Treasure Hunters (Bone Series #8) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
Bone: Ghost Circles (Bone Series #7) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.79 1 $8.79
Bone: Old Man's Cave (Bone Series #6) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.99 1 $7.99
The Secret of the Sphinx (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #2) Geronimo Stilton, Gianluigi Fungo • Barnes and Noble $7.96 1 $7.96
Diary of a Stinky Dead Kid (Tales from the Crypt Series #8) David Gerrold, Stefan Petrucha, Rob Vollmar, Jim Salicrup, John L. Lansdale • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $8.37 1 $8.37
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36

Materials cost

$179.96

Vendor shipping charges

$18.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.70

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$209.71

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$46.03

Total project goal

$255.74

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$255.74

9 Donors

-$255.74

Donations toward project cost

-$209.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$46.03

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$0.00

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