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  • $867 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mr. Reed
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Graphic Novels to Gain Readers

Help me give my students more independent reading books that they want to read!

My Students

My students come to school every day (with 98.4% attendance) in a diverse, low-income, urban community. The demographics of my school includes Asian, African American, Latino, and caucasian students. One goal, as a school community, is to focus on the whole child. My classroom is dedicated to tolerance and humanitarianism. I focus my lessons on the human experience to instill empathy into my students in hopes to create a better world for their generation and generations after. We utilize a vast range of texts, sources, and technology that is available to further understand our world and the responsibilities of a citizen of the United States. I want my students to continue to ask deeper questions about their world, analyze perspectives of others, and be able to support their ideas with evidence.

My Project

It can be a real challenge to convince middle school students that reading can be enjoyable. This school year I have implemented DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) to get students excited about reading whatever types of books that they would like. My students are obsessed with graphic novels.

Graphic novels provide all students a love of reading and helps struggling readers comprehend with pictures without feeling less than their classmates.

I cannot keep my classroom library filled with enough graphic novels for my students. This project would ensure that my students have enough books that they are interested in reading and hopefully continue to get them to become lifelong readers that love to read!

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels #1-7: A Graphix Collection: Full-Color Edition (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $51.46 1 $51.46
The Last Kids on Earth Collection 4 Books Set By Max Brallier Netflix Original • Amazon Business $37.99 1 $37.99
Middle School Box Set • Amazon Business $32.98 1 $32.98
Best of James Patterson for Kids Boxed Set (with Bonus Max Einstein Sampler) • Amazon Business $32.05 1 $32.05
The Raina Telgemeier Collection (A Box Set) • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.37 1 $15.37
The Giver (Graphic Novel) (1) (Giver Quartet) • Amazon Business $15.36 1 $15.36
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
West Coast Avengers Vol. 1: Best Coast (West Coast Avengers - 2018) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell & Kris Anka Vol. 3: That Was Yesterday • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $12.82 1 $12.82
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Pumpkinheads • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 1: Anchor Points • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell Vol. 1: Find Your Way Home • Amazon Business $12.28 1 $12.28
Runaways by Rainbow Rowell & Kris Anka Vol. 2: Best Friends Forever (Runaways by Rainbow Rowell (2017) (2)) • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19
West Coast Avengers Vol. 2: City of Evils • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 2: Masks • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Hey, Kiddo (National Book Award Finalist) • Amazon Business $11.85 1 $11.85
Tall Tales (BONE Prequel) • Amazon Business $11.83 1 $11.83
Poe: Stories and Poems: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Gareth Hinds • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
What If It's Us • Amazon Business $11.60 1 $11.60
The Iliad • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border (BONE #5) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Beautiful: Living with the Frenemy • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Sheets • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Hawkeye: Kate Bishop Vol. 3: Family Reunion • Amazon Business $10.38 1 $10.38
Dragonslayer (BONE #4) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Rose (BONE Prequel) • Amazon Business $10.17 1 $10.17
Great Cow Race (BONE #2) • Amazon Business $10.15 1 $10.15
Nimona • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Noise: A graphic novel based on a true story • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Crown of Horns (BONE #9) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Ghost Circles (Bone #7) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Eyes of the Storm (BONE #3) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Old Man's Cave (BONE #6) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Out from Boneville (BONE #1) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Treasure Hunters (BONE #8) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
New Kid • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
The Odyssey • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49

Materials cost

$692.57

Vendor shipping charges

$3.99

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.39

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$736.95

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$130.05

Total project goal

$867.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$867.00

1 Donor

-$433.50

Donations toward project cost

-$368.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.02

match offer

-$433.49

Match offer toward project cost

-$368.47

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$65.02

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 110 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by A group of anonymous donors and one other donor.

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