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Teacher Magallanes from Little Rock AR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Comics to Novels: Making Lifelong Readers

My male students are yearning for new volumes in series that they have fallen in love with, and I want to keep them reading!

  • $771 goal

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My Students

My 6th grade students (ages 11-13) started the year as less than enthusiastic readers, especially my boys. We are in a low socioeconomic area. I have 26 students, 16 of them are boys.

This makes sharing my love of reading a bit more challenging.

Most boys do not care for reading, and they are harder to reach out too. Stocking my library with books is already difficult, but finding something that all my students enjoy and will want to keep reading is even harder.

My Project

In my experience, male students are the hardest to motivate to read. It's difficult to find material that will peak their interest, let alone motivate them to keep reading if they start. I have found a solution: Manga/Graphic Novels.

I have started collecting some manga series that I am a fan of and this sparked the interest of my boys.

It started with one of my boys, who was not a reader, finishing all 45 books I have on my shelf. The others saw how much this young man had just fallen in love with these books and then they started asking me about them. Which ones did I like? Who my favorite characters were in each of the series?

Then the best question: When are you getting more of these books?

I can say, first hand, that I have noticed a difference in my boys' work, mannerisms, and attitude about schoolwork since they started reading these books. I want to make them lifelong readers and gradually bridge them from these graphic novels to regular novels and books with similar plots, character structure, etc.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cirque Du Freak (12 bk set) • AKJ Education $95.70 1 $95.70
The Elsewhere Chronicles (6 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $38.84 1 $38.84
Bleach (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 10 Includes vols. 28, 29 & 30 • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Cirque Du Freak 3 Tunnels of Blood • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak 4 Vampire Mountain • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak 5 Trials of Death • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak the Manga 1 • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Cirque Du Freak the Manga 2 The Vampire's Assistant • AKJ Education $9.49 1 $9.49
Naruto, Vol. 44 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 45 Battlefield Konoha • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 47 The Seal Destroyed • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 48 The Cheering Village • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 49 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 7 The Crap-geezer • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 8 I Won't Die • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 9 Tears • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 10 Ok, Let's Stand Up • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 11 The Meanest Man in the East • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 12 The Legend Begins • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 13 It's All Right! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 14 Instinct • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 15 Straight Ahead!! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 16 Carrying on His Will • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 17 Hiriluk's Cherry Blossoms • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 18 Ace Arrives • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 19 Rebellion • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 20 Showdown at Alubarna • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 21 Utopia • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 22 Hope!! • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 23 Vivi's Adventure • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 24 People's Dreams • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 25 The 100 Million Berry Man • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 26 Adventure on Kami's Island • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 28 Wyper The Berserker • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 29 Oratorio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 30 Capriccio • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 4 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 5 Hana Yori Dango • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 8 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 9 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 10 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 11 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 12 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 1 Ocarina of Time • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 2 Ocarina of Time • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Legend of Zelda, Vol. 3 Majora's Mask • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 31 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 32 Howling • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 33 The Bad Joke • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 38 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 34 King of the Kill • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 39 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 40 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 37 Naruto • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
One Piece, Vol. 27 Overture • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 41 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 42 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Naruto, Vol. 43 • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Bleach, Vol. 27 • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80
Bleach, Vol. 26 • AKJ Education $5.80 1 $5.80

Materials cost

$569.03

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$46.94

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.54

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$654.51

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.50

Total project goal

$770.01

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$770.01

2 Donors

-$748.06

Donations toward project cost

-$654.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.55

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.95

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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