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Ms. Bober from Saint Paul MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Crazy for Comics!

My students need fun, enjoyable books to help them become lifelong readers!

  • $904 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our school is a racially and culturally diverse school serving over 700 students in St. Paul, MN. Many of our students receive special services:

70% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch.

Almost 30% of our students are English Language Learners.

About 10% of students receive Special Education Services.

We are comprised of 2 separate schools with different programs: Montessori and Science. Students have many hands-on opportunities for learning through the Inquiry Zone, hydroponics lab, iPad initiative, and outdoor gardening areas. Our students are active, inquisitive children desperately in need of resources due to multiple years of school district budget cuts.

My Project

Comic books... graphic novels... whatever you want to call them, my students are CRAZY for them! The graphic novel section of our library is virtually bare because our supply cannot meet the constant demand.

Our district has had to cut school budgets the last 5 years in a row, which means the library gets very little funding to purchase new titles or replace damaged ones.

With all the usage, the graphic novels we own are breaking down. Students are also getting tired of choosing from the same titles. We need some new books to enrich the collection.

My goals as a librarian is to help kids become lifelong readers. I want them to enjoy books and to find something each week that they are excited to read. Graphic novels meet this need and have many additional benefits including:

Motivating reluctant readers.

Supporting the needs of struggling readers and English language learners by helping them decode the text using images.

Increasing literacy skills such as inference, memory, sequencing, understanding succinct language, and reading comprehension.

Graphic novels are not just fun, they are a valuable reading tool. So pick up the comic books and get reading!

Ms. Bober
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Scooby-doo Graphic Novels • AKJ Education $212.08 1 $212.08
Five Riddles for Robin • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
Mail Order Ninja • AKJ Education $18.72 1 $18.72
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 4 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Super Hero Safari! • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Big Green Men • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Hulked-out Squaddies! • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Iron Man The Creeping Doom • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Bringers of the Storm • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 1 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 2 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 3 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 5 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 8 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Attack of the 50 Foot Girl! • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 6 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz 7 • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
The Avengers Even a Hawkeye Can Cry! • AKJ Education $17.67 1 $17.67
Batman Adventures 2 Free Man • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Batman: The Brave and the Bold The Attack of the Virtual Villains • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Poker Face • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Superman Adventures Seonimod • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Divide and Conquer • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Tiny Problems! • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
The Panic of the Composite Creatures • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Superman Adventures Balance of Power • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
The Secret of the Doomsday Design! • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Small Time • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Local Hero • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Odd Duck • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
Martha Speaks: Canine Comics Six Daring Doggie Adventures • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Garfield & Co. #1: Fish to Fry • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Garfield & Co. #4: Caroling Capers • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Garfield & Co. #3: Catzilla • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83

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