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Ms. Olsen from Mount Vernon WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for All

Help me give my students graphic novels to engage every reader in this reading workshop classroom.

  • $577 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember the joy of hearing about the NEW books in the classroom? When I book talk new additions to our classroom library, my students are filled with excitement and can't wait to start reading.

In sixth grade English Language Arts, my students expand their knowledge base, their sense of identity, and their interests by choosing books that are just right for each of them.

They participate in reading workshop by reading, discussing, and responding to books they love.

My students bring their love of family, heritage, and a wide variety of interests to school each day. They reflect on how some books are windows into lives very different from their own while others mirror some of their experiences.

These adolescents share their joy and pain every day. We celebrate each other's successes and support one another through adversity. As residents of Skagit Valley, my classes include English language learners, migrant students, children from low-income families, and a wide range of reading levels and interests. Every child deserves access to books that they will love. That is why I invest in my students by expanding my classroom library selection.

My Project

Graphic novels are enticing to even the most reluctant of readers. The combination of illustrations and text supports comprehension for students who are learning English and building their reading skills.In Mount Vernon, we have a wide range of reading needs.

Providing a vast array of diverse independent reading books in our classroom libraries allows every student to choose books that match their reading needs and interests.

The opportunity to purchase new titles that directly reflect students' experiences and backgrounds helps me match kids to appropriate books. As students continue to devour my classroom library, I need to regularly expand the selection so they can continue to grow as life long readers.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $29.36 1 $29.36
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $24.72 1 $24.72
Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny: The Box Set • Amazon Business $18.84 1 $18.84
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Adventures in Middle School 2-Book Box Set: Invisible Emmie and Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $15.34 1 $15.34
Voces Sin Fronteras: Our Stories, Our Truth (Bilingual) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Real Friends • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Baba Yaga's Assistant • Amazon Business $14.13 1 $14.13
Jane, the Fox, and Me • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Princeless Book 2: Deluxe Edition Hardcover • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869 • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
New Kid • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Lowriders in Space • Amazon Business $12.76 1 $12.76
Nimona • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) • Amazon Business $12.13 1 $12.13
Bera the One-Headed Troll • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic (TOON Graphics) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Bad Island • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Tea Dragon Society • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Time Museum • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $10.14 1 $10.14
Robot Dreams • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Suee and the Shadow • Amazon Business $9.91 1 $9.91
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World • Amazon Business $8.81 1 $8.81
The Girl Who Owned a City: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $6.84 1 $6.84

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