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Mrs. Castro-Woodhead from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels That They Love!

Help me give my students the books they will love to read over and over! I have a small assortment of graphic novels already in my classroom, but they are not enough.

  • $571 goal

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My Students

Homelessness, you never think of it as a child, but I have them in my room. They sit in my classroom and blend in with the rest, but about 1/4 of our school population lives in shelters around the area.

It is an urban classroom, with kids from all socio-economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds.

They come to school enthusiastic to learn, eat, and socialize. They love the stability a school like ours provides in such a hectic world we live in.

My Project

I have a small classroom library made up of an assortment of books, but what is always in demand are graphic novels. Students love them! The new I Am series from Brad Meltzer is perfect for those students who would not read biographies otherwise. The other books I chose are those that they are always seeking in our school library but are hard to get.

My students love to read and I want to give them what they want to read.

If graphic novels is what engages them and gets reluctant readers to pick up a book, then so be it. I am in the business of making life long readers, even if they are graphic novels.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dork Diaries Books 1-11 (Plus 3 1/2): Dork Diaries 1; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3; Dork Diaries 3 1/2; Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries ... Diaries 9; Dork Diaries 10; Dork Diaries 11 • Amazon Business $108.28 1 $108.28
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1–12) • Amazon Business $87.37 1 $87.37
Strong Girls Gift Set (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $33.23 1 $33.23
Ordinary People Change the World Gift Set • Amazon Business $27.14 1 $27.14
The One and Only Bob • Amazon Business $15.67 1 $15.67
I Am Leonardo da Vinci (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
I am Amelia Earhart (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.87 1 $11.87
I am Sonia Sotomayor (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
I am Gandhi (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
I am Lucille Ball (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $10.50 1 $10.50
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
I am Marie Curie (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.35 1 $9.35
I am Walt Disney (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
Polar Express 30th anniversary edition • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
I am Helen Keller (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
I am Neil Armstrong (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
I am Billie Jean King (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
How to Babysit a Grandma • Amazon Business $6.39 1 $6.39

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