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Ms. West from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for All Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels and culturally diverse novels to encourage a love for reading!

  • $210 goal

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My Students

I work in a Title I middle school in Austin, TX. All of my students are considered economically disadvantaged. They face a range of other challenges every single day. The majority of the students I work with have a variety of learning disabilities or have experienced trauma in their lives. My students are kind, hard-working, and amazing. They make me proud every day.

I set high expectations for my students, and I am constantly amazed by their efforts despite the many challenges they face.

My students continue to help me grow into a better educator and inspire me every day.

My Project

One of the things I strive to do is instill a love for reading in my students. I want them to read a variety of books about diverse people. Over the past few years, I have seen students show the most interest and growth in reading graphic novels and culturally diverse novels.

Graphic novels and novel where my students can see themselves are always the most popular.

These novels hold their interests and often teach them things they did not know about themselves. Books like Speak: The Graphic Novel, The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Letters to their Younger Selves, and Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation will all help them grow as readers.

Many of my students are reading significantly below grade level. Having the illustrations in the graphic novels help them to better understand what they are reading and sustain their engagement in the novel. This support helps students to read more and improve their reading level over time.

Ms. West
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 50 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anne Frank's Diary: The Graphic Adaptation (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Diary Of A Fortnite Noob: And The Crazy Story Of How Fortnite Came Into Real Life • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Letter Q: Queer Writers' Letters to their Younger Selves • Amazon Business $10.27 1 $10.27
How It Went Down • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $9.61 1 $9.61
The Heroes of Olympus, Book Two, The Son of Neptune: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
To All the Boys I've Loved Before • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Dear Martin • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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