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Mrs. Parr from Murphysboro IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels are Lit!

Help me give my students a diverse selection of graphic novels to create a positive culture of reading.

  • $313 goal

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My Students

My students are amazing individuals! I teach technology to all of our third through fifth graders. They are always seeking knowledge and new experiences. It is a very diverse group of students with many needs. They work very hard in my class every time I see them.

Our school is in the southern part of the state and many students need extra support both and home and school.

Our rural community has seen better days. One hundred percent of our students receive free breakfast and lunch in our school. These students deserve opportunities offered to other students in the state.

My Project

Everyone reads differently, whether it is what or how you read. I love reading and reading graphic novels is one of my favorite things to do. I share that with my students through my classroom library.

I have a passion for getting graphic novels into the hands of children to read.

Many of my students don't have the means to buy their own books. Both our public library and school library have great selections of books for our students, but they don't have a good selection of graphic novels for them to read. My classroom library is small, but growing. I try to pick up a new book or two when I can. At the end of last school year, I began to check out books for my classroom library to students who wanted to read them. As word got out, more students wanted to look and read my books. As you can imagine, I was both happy and disappointed. I felt I didn't have enough books to offer the students a very good selection. It is my mission to grow my library to include many more graphic novels and high interest reading opportunities.

Graphic novels can be a stepping stone to novel reading. Some popular novels and movies had graphic novel versions. I have found students will sometimes read the graphic novel and then go on to read the regular novel. Students with disabilities find graphic novels make more sense when reading about difficult topics. The use of illustrations and color choice is engaging to readers. My school uses Accelerated Reader (AR) to track the reading of our students. The majority of graphic novels I have are AR books. Please help spread the love of reading through graphic novels.

Mrs. Parr
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP476 - Magnetic Display Shelves • Lakeshore Learning Materials $23.99 1 $23.99
Hansel and Gretel (Standard Edition) • AKJ Education $11.87 1 $11.87
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Kane Chronicles, The, Book Three The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel • 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
Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Titan's Curse: The Graphic Novel The Titan's Curse • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Comics Squad Lunch! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Comics Squad #3: Detention! • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Skateboard Sonar • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Wild Pitch • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Quarterback Scramble • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Paintball Punk • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Skateboard Breakdown • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Sack Attack! • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Spotlight Striker • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
End Zone Thunder • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Full Court Flash • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Hoop Rat • AKJ Education $5.25 1 $5.25
Babymouse #7: Skater Girl • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #20: Babymouse Goes for the Gold • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #19: Bad Babysitter • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #18: Happy Birthday, Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #12: Burns Rubber • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #17: Extreme Babymouse • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #8: Puppy Love • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #15: A Very Babymouse Christmas • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #9: Monster Mash • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #14: Mad Scientist • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Field Trip Fiasco Lunch Lady #6 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit Lunch Lady #5 • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Star Wars: The Clone Wars In Service of the Republic In Service of the Republic • AKJ Education $4.15 1 $4.15
Sherlock Holmes and the Redheaded League • AKJ Education $4.00 1 $4.00
Zombie Penpal • AKJ Education $3.63 1 $3.63
Beyond Escape! • AKJ Education $3.63 1 $3.63
Sherlock Holmes and the Boscombe Valley Mystery • AKJ Education $2.58 1 $2.58

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