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Ms. Robichaud from Worcester MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Captivate Reluctant Readers

Help me give my students graphic novels to foster a love of reading and celebrate diverse authors, themes, settings, and characters.

  • $466 goal

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My Students

Students at our technical high school are special because of their diverse backgrounds, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. Over 60% of our students identify as non-white. Our district is the third most diverse in the state and qualifies for 100% free lunch. Many of my students are English Language Learners or have learning disabilities and require differentiated and individualized lessons. Resources in low income, urban public school districts are slim, and many of my students have very few resources at home.

Many of my high school students struggle with reading as they are English Language Learners and have learning disabilities.

They often struggle to understand and engage with texts we read, as most of our required curriculum does not connect with their identities, everyday lives, and experiences.

My Project

Many of my students are reluctant readers. I want to foster a love of reading for them by providing them with diverse graphic novels. By providing more books that they are likely to enjoy, I hope to help my high schoolers become lifelong readers.

Graphic novels, Manga, and Anime books fly off my classroom library bookshelves, They have truly fostered a love of reading in my classroom.

Students genuinely enjoy these books and are able to improve their close reading skills with them as they analyze characters, conflicts, settings, plot, and themes. These books feature diverse characters that my diverse students can connect with and better understand, which will help them to engage with their reading as well as the world around them.

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

Equity Focus

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 125 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Boxers & Saints Boxed Set • Amazon Business $23.84 1 $23.84
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $18.89 1 $18.89
This One Summer • Amazon Business $16.51 1 $16.51
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Watchmen (2019 Edition) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $14.86 1 $14.86
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 3: Includes vols. 7, 8 & 9 (3) • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
I Am Alfonso Jones • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
Dumb: Living Without a Voice • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Through the Woods • Amazon Business $12.39 1 $12.39
Naruto (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 2: Includes vols. 4, 5 & 6 (2) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Re:ZERO, Vol. 1 - manga: -Starting Life in Another World- (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-, Chapter 1: A Day in the Capital Manga) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Naruto: 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1 (Uzumaki Naruto / The Worst Client / Dreams) • Amazon Business $11.70 1 $11.70
V for Vendetta • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Uglies: Shay's Story (Graphic Novel) (Uglies Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
The Shadow Hero • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Anya's Ghost • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
Honor Girl: A Graphic Memoir • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Uglies: Cutters (Graphic Novel) (Uglies Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Silence of Our Friends • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
A Silent Voice 1 • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
My Hero Academia, Vol. 1 (1) • Amazon Business $8.36 1 $8.36
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.44 1 $7.44
Level Up • Amazon Business $7.31 1 $7.31
Drama • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.59 1 $5.59

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