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Mr. Carter from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Engaging Emerging Readers With Graphic Novels and E-Reading

My students need exciting culturally relevant graphic novels to read, as well as a tablet to read and access curriculum online.

  • $1,983 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with are all a part of the school's Special Day Class (SDC) or Resource Specialist Program (RSP). I teach an intensive reading support class, as well as study skills, where I support students' work in their other classes. Each of the students has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) that guides their education while they are at my school, and helps to determine the supports that they need.

The cultural, economic and racial diversity in my classes is a true representation of Oakland, and the neighborhoods they come from.

There are male and female, African American, Latino and Asian students in my classes, and I work with all four grade levels. What the students all have in common is, is that they struggle with some academic tasks. Because of this it is my opinion that they need all the resources possible to help them to be successful.

My Project

My intensive reading support class needs new and exciting reading materials, and the Black Panther craze has brought a huge selection to the market. I am excited to bring the words of Ta-nehisi Coates to my students with the Black Panther graphic novels he has penned, as well as offer a variety of older books in the Black Panther series for the students to compare the newer ones with.

My students also need the option of using an electronic reading device, or e-reader to access some of the reading materials that I do not have on hand in my physical library.

Each year, my students join the Kindle Classroom Project and are given a kindle to check out and take home, but this year I'd like to have an iPad on hand for those students who have forgotten their kindles and need to access their reading materials in class.

Furthermore, my students need to be able to charge their devices and refill their mechanical pencils (rather than throw them away when the lead runs out), so I have added refill lead and charging cables to my project list.

Mr. Carter
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
2017 Latest Model Apple iPad 9.7-inch Retina Display with WIFI, 32GB, Touch ID, Apple Pay, Space Gray • Amazon Business $308.00 1 $308.00
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 3 • Amazon Business $11.55 15 $173.25
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 15 $163.05
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $9.72 15 $145.80
Black Panther Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $23.79 3 $71.37
Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 (Black Panther: The Complete Collection) • Amazon Business $25.33 2 $50.66
Black Panther by Reginald Hudlin: The Complete Collection Vol. 3 (Black Panther: The Complete Collection) • Amazon Business $25.33 2 $50.66
Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets • Amazon Business $12.23 4 $48.92
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Volume 1 • Amazon Business $23.87 2 $47.74
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $23.79 2 $47.58
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $23.79 2 $47.58
Black Panther: The Man Without Fear - The Complete Collection • Amazon Business $22.34 2 $44.68
Marvel's Black Panther: The Art of the Movie • Amazon Business $40.62 1 $40.62
Marvel’s Black Panther: The Illustrated History of a King: The Complete Comics Chronology • Amazon Business $35.29 1 $35.29
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.59 3 $34.77
Batman and the Outsiders Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $31.44 1 $31.44
Pentel C27BPHB3K6 Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.7mm, HB, Black, 30 per Tube (Pack of 3 Tubes) • Amazon Business $3.88 7 $27.16
Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 4 (Black Panther: The Complete Collection) • Amazon Business $25.86 1 $25.86
Black Panther: Panther's Quest • Amazon Business $23.44 1 $23.44
Marvel Black Panther: The Ultimate Guide • Amazon Business $21.58 1 $21.58
Black Lightning Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
Pentel Super Hi-Polymer Lead Refills, 0.5 mm, 90 Pieces (C25BPHB3-K6) • Amazon Business $3.85 4 $15.40
iPhone Charger Eashion Lightning Cable 4Pack 3FT+3FT+6FT+10FT Fast Charger Cord Compatible with iPhone 8 8PLUS X 7 7Plus SE 5 6 6sPlus iPad Mini Air Pro iPod-White • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
ESR iPad 2017 iPad 9.7-inch Case, Lightweight Smart Case Trifold Stand with Auto Sleep/Wake Function, Microfiber Lining, Hard Back Cover for the Apple iPad 9.7-inch,Black • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99

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