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Mr. W. from Atlanta GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels for Reluctant Male Readers

My students need graphic novels books to encourage them to read.

  • $586 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The most obvious distinguishing factors about my school is that its two single-gender public schools for young men and women, we serve 750 students in grades 6-12. We are a Title 1 school, over 98% are eligible for free or reduced lunch, and lastly, the fact that these are schools in a low economic urban setting only amplifies the importance of what happens inside the school walls.

My young men are struggling and reluctant readers.

The purchasing of Graphic novels are a great way to help struggling readers strengthen vocabulary, build reading confidence and stamina, and develop a deeper appreciation of storytelling.

My Project

My young men are struggling and reluctant readers. The purchasing of Graphic novels are a great way to help struggling readers strengthen vocabulary, build reading confidence and stamina, and develop a deeper appreciation of storytelling.

They also allow struggling readers to have reading successes.

Similar to comic books, graphic novels weave rich, lively visuals with a limited amount of text to drive the narrative. They can be especially appealing to young readers who are reluctant to pick up a more traditional book. Graphic novels are a great way to help struggling readers strengthen vocabulary, build reading confidence and stamina, and develop a deeper appreciation of storytelling

As librarians, we know that enthusiasm for reading often wanes as children get older, so it’s a shock and a delight to see a group of seventh-grade boys running to the shelves to recommend titles to their friends… and then booktalk titles and reserve graphic novels to read after their friends have devoured them! Yes, simple “happy talk” about graphic novels may seem inconsequential but it indicates enthusiasm and a confident reader who will be ready for more challenging material.

Mr. W.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The New Teen Titans Omnibus Vol. 2 • AKJ Education $54.75 1 $54.75
How to Draw Weird Fantasy Art • AKJ Education $23.18 1 $23.18
How to Draw Gothic Fantasy Art • AKJ Education $23.18 1 $23.18
The Remarkable World of Robots: Max Axiom STEM Adventures • AKJ Education $22.37 1 $22.37
The Dynamic World of Drones: Max Axiom STEM Adventures • AKJ Education $22.37 1 $22.37
Science of Football with Max Axiom, Super Scientist • AKJ Education $22.37 1 $22.37
Archie Meets KISS: Collector's Edition • AKJ Education $21.89 1 $21.89
Comic Books and Manga • AKJ Education $19.42 1 $19.42
Paintball Punk • AKJ Education $18.97 1 $18.97
Honor Girl A Graphic Memoir • AKJ Education $17.99 1 $17.99
Super Zero • AKJ Education $17.02 1 $17.02
Dragonblood: It Screams at Night • AKJ Education $17.02 1 $17.02
Teen Titans: Earth One Vol. 1 • AKJ Education $16.78 1 $16.78
Batman: The Brave and the Bold The Attack of the Virtual Villains • AKJ Education $16.01 1 $16.01
Mangaman • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
To Dance A Ballerina's Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
Watching the Watchmen The Definitive Companion to the Ultimate Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
TIME for Kids Big Book of What • AKJ Education $14.56 1 $14.56
Drawing from Memory • AKJ Education $13.86 1 $13.86
Gettysburg The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Mo and Jo Fighting Together Forever TOON Level 3 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
The Underground Abductor An Abolitionist Tale • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45

Materials cost

$431.40

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$29.77

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.47

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$497.64

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$87.82

Total project goal

$585.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$585.46

1 Donor

-$585.46

Donations toward project cost

-$497.64

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.82

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$0.00

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