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Ms. Negrete-Regagnon from Chattanooga TN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Grateful Guatemalans

Help me give my students illustrated (graphic) novels that they can access at their current reading levels!

  • $1,310 goal

This project expired on December 12, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

One of my students is a 17-year old who arrived in February of last year from Guatemala. He left his country as an unaccompanied minor because there were gangs threatening to kill members of his family. So he left with a coyote (human trafficker), who dropped him off at the border and told him to fend for himself.

He had to not only survive with no food and water for days in the desert, but he also had to dodge narcotraffickers who control the waterways and land near the border.

He spotted several gallons of water in the desert as he traveled, but his coyote had warned him not to take them because immigration likes to put sensors under water and food as bait. He ended up being caught by immigration officials who sent dogs and a horse after him. He could not move after the horse bit his shirt and grabbed on.

Months later, after he had settled into school, he went to the emergency hospital because we found out he had a terrible kidney infection from drinking dirty water during his time in the desert. Thankfully, he has made a full recovery.

My Project

I teach mostly Guatemalan immigrants in my English classroom, and my ultimate goal is to instill a love of reading and learning for all of them. My students are allowed to choose their books for the 30-minute independent reading sessions each day. Sometimes we go outside and read in the garden, and sometimes I read with a student at my desk.

My students have a wide range of interests, and these books will inspire them to learn about various topics that they will hear about in their science, history, and math classes.

Not only does this help them build up their English, but it also helps them build up their content knowledge in all areas.

At the beginning of school last year, most of my students had never taken home a book to read, but as the year progressed, many of them found that they truly love reading, and some of them even asked me for books to take home over the summer break. With the addition of these high-interest books, my students will be sure to continue their love of learning!

Ms. Negrete-Regagnon
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 90 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way • Amazon Business $25.95 1 $25.95
How to Draw Cool Stuff: A Drawing Guide for Teachers and Students • Amazon Business $24.38 1 $24.38
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $20.46 1 $20.46
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $18.05 1 $18.05
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon • Amazon Business $17.68 1 $17.68
A Day in the Life of a Veterinarian (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $17.19 1 $17.19
What Was the Great Depression? • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
What Was Pompeii? • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
What Is the World Cup? • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood • Amazon Business $16.25 1 $16.25
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $16.22 1 $16.22
Who Is J. K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was D-Day? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
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Who Is J. K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
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Who Was Ben Franklin? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Thomas Jefferson • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Was Sacagawea? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was Pearl Harbor? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
What Was the Underground Railroad? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Turtleback Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
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Who Was Joan of Arc? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Jane Goodall? (Turtleback Binding Edition) (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Michelle Obama? • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Who Is Barack Obama? (Who Was...?) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Where Is Area 51? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Where Is the Amazon? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Was the Holocaust? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Were the Twin Towers? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Was the Ice Age? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Where Is the Eiffel Tower? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Was the Vietnam War? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Was the Titanic? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Where Is Alcatraz? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Is the Constitution? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Nikola Tesla? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Where Is the Great Barrier Reef? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Who Was Napoleon? • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
What Is the Declaration of Independence? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $15.92 1 $15.92
What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs? • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
Who Was Albert Einstein? (Turtleback Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
A Day in the Life of a Police Officer (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
Who Was George Washington? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Who Was Anne Frank? • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Surfside Girls: The Secret of Danger Point • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
Artemis Fowl The Eternity Code Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
All Summer Long (The Eagle Rock Trilogy) • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Harriet Tubman (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race • Amazon Business $11.78 1 $11.78
Where Is Machu Picchu? • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
Camp (A Click Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.15 1 $11.15
What Is NASA? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
Rainbow Weaver / Tejedora del Arcoris • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $10.67 1 $10.67
Anne Frank (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Rosa Parks (Little People, BIG DREAMS) • Amazon Business $8.22 1 $8.22
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
A Day in the Life of a Child Care Worker (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Who Is Pele? • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
A Day in the Life of a Dentist (Community Helpers at Work) • Amazon Business $7.29 1 $7.29
What Is the Women's Rights Movement? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14
The Getaway • Amazon Business $7.12 1 $7.12

Materials cost

$1,042.34

Vendor shipping charges

$25.45

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$15.64

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,113.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$196.49

Total project goal

$1,309.92

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,309.92

6 Donors

-$929.00

Donations toward project cost

-$789.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$139.35

Matching donations from our partners

-$380.92

Match offers toward project cost

-$323.78

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$57.14

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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