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Mrs. Parker-Havens from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels to Reel in Reluctant Readers

My students need graphic novels for our growing new classroom library.

  • $423 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

I am consistently amazed and inspired by my students' creativity, humor, heart, and hard work. Our school is located in a predominantly immigrant based community and many of our students families come from Caribbean countries. Our school, our families, and our students believe that reading is a lens in which we can examine our surroundings and self.

What they see of themselves and want to see of the world is powerful and what they reflect in their writing is inspiring.

My Project

Throughout the school year, my students read novels in a literature class, and on their own in independent reading. Our classroom library is quite small and caters to only a small set of readers, mainly those who already love to read. New genre types can unleash interest.

Graphic novels will provide my students with a variety of text types and get our must reluctant readers reading.

The subjects of these graphic novels range widely from historical non-fiction to science fiction. The more literature available at their finger tips will continue to make them more aware of the world around them.

Mrs. Parker-Havens
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet Box Set: Books 1-7 • AKJ Education $66.38 1 $66.38
Tales From Outer Suburbia • AKJ Education $16.05 1 $16.05
Robot Dreams • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook and the Copycat Crook • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Gettysburg The Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Rapunzel's Revenge • AKJ Education $12.40 1 $12.40
Giants Beware! • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
The Storm in the Barn • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Sidekicks • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Cardboard • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Ghostopolis • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Zita the Spacegirl • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
To Dance A Ballerina's Graphic Novel • AKJ Education $8.75 1 $8.75
The Knights of the Lunch Table #2: The Dragon Players • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Anya's Ghost • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Missile Mouse #1: The Star Crusher • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Knights of the Lunch Table #1: The Dodgeball Chronicles Knights of the Lunch Table • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Smile • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Drama • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity Zero Gravity • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
The Time Thief • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Astronaut Academy: Re-entry Re-Entry • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Avatar: The Last Airbender 1 The Last Airbender • AKJ Education $5.83 1 $5.83
Squish #1: Super Amoeba • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur and the Stink Spectacular • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #2: Brave New Pond • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #4: Captain Disaster • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Squish #3: The Power of the Parasite • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #2: Our Hero • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #3: Beach Babe • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10
Babymouse #4: Rock Star • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

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