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Ms. Lizcano from Jackson Heights NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novel Paradise

Help me give my students the graphic novel library of a child's dreams.

  • $581 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a Reading and Writing Teacher, I have 60 students between two classes.

The students in my classes are some of the sweetest, most helpful, hardest-working children I have had the pleasure to know.

They are happy to learn and come to school ready to work every day. Nonetheless, there are different struggles that can make reading and writing daunting for them. The process of learning and deepening their knowledge of English, dealing with reading and writing challenges, attention issues and difficult family situations, to name a few.

My Project

All my students want to fall in love with a book, to be engrossed in a series, like many of their classmates are. This is easier for some than others, and this is the focus of my project. Through the use of graphic novels, I want to capture a child's love of stories and art and use it to make loving reading accessible to all. I want students with reading challenges, attention issues, and those who are learning English to find a series they fall in love with. A series that they will never forget reading. Their first foray into the life a true reader.

Graphic novels are the perfect tools to ignite this passion for reading, as they have smaller chunks of text and copious amounts of picture support.

Though these elements may seem insignificant, they are not to a child who is overwhelmed by large chunks of text. A child who sees a thick book and feels like they can never read that many words, that many pages, that many chapters. A child who then feels like reading is not for them. I have seen, with my own eyes, how graphic novels can change that for a child. The way they introduce them to complex vocabulary, themes, and plots though the use of pictures and a reduced text load. The way it draws them into the world of words and stories and eventually helps them transition into a reader's life.

Having an amazing graphic novel library available in their own classroom will be life-changing for them, a pass into a world they thought they could never enter. I am beyond excited at the prospect of this project being fulfilled.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Babymouse (20 Books) • AKJ Education $104.61 1 $104.61
Warriors (9 Bk Set) • AKJ Education $52.31 1 $52.31
Lunch Lady (10 Books) • AKJ Education $52.30 1 $52.30
Awkward • AKJ Education $8.03 2 $16.06
Robot Dreams • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
I Was their American Dream • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Lost in NYC • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $11.46 1 $11.46
Mooncakes • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Mighty Jack • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
The Last Kids on Earth • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • AKJ Education $10.21 1 $10.21
Manga Math Mysteries 1 The Lost Key • AKJ Education $5.07 2 $10.14
Invisible Emmie • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
All's Faire in Middle School • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Swing It, Sunny • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Sunny Side Up • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Positively Izzy • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
To Dance • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
Brave • AKJ Education $8.03 1 $8.03
The City of Ember • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Runaway Puppy • AKJ Education $5.56 1 $5.56
Manga Math Mysteries #4 The Kung Fu Puzzle • AKJ Education $5.07 1 $5.07
The Three Little Pigs The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $4.34 1 $4.34

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