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Ms. Garrahan from San Ramon CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Graphic Novels Trending Way Up with my Visual Learners

Help me give my students up-to-date books that are graphic novels and high interest to tempt the reluctant reader.

  • $415 goal

This project expired on February 25, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students in my high school are curious and inquisitive. They question the world around them, as well as their place in it.

As their librarian, I am proud of their creative thinking and want to provide the tools that they need to develop into life-long learners.

My students thrive on collaboration and are always searching for different perspectives on complex issues. They come to the library to understand learning happens outside the classroom. We explore the world and share our ideas.

My Project

By the time many students reach high school, they feel like they "hate" reading. All too often, they don't actually hate reading at all. They've just been forced to read very specific "classic" books for school.

These graphic novels will help engage readers in many of the classic novels that are "supposed" to be taught in schools, as well as more relevant, current, and engaging stories to hook them into reading.

Graphic novels have updated classics like Dracula, The Odyssey, and The Hobbit to entice high school kids to read some of those classics they never would have dreamed they'd enjoy. There's also great current graphic novels like They Called Us Enemy and the March series to highlight important issues in our American history, as well as engaging novels like Marvel stories and Stranger Things to build connections for students who prefer watching TV or movies. My goal is that every student in my library finds a book they'll enjoy, and adding these graphic novels to my library will help guarantee that happens.

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 900 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Odyssey • AKJ Education $22.49 1 $22.49
Watchmen • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Iliad • Amazon Business $17.50 1 $17.50
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $16.71 1 $16.71
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $15.30 1 $15.30
Loki: Where Mischief Lies • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Frankenstein: The Graphic Novel (American English, Original Text) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Dracula The Graphic Novel: Original Text (Classical Comics) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel • AKJ Education $11.67 1 $11.67
They Called Us Enemy • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale My Father Bleeds History • AKJ Education $11.17 1 $11.17
Nimona • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
March: Book One • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.31 1 $9.31
Monster • AKJ Education $8.02 1 $8.02
Stolen • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Hoops • AKJ Education $7.29 1 $7.29
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Library) • Amazon Business $5.48 1 $5.48

Materials cost

$291.05

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.63

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$352.05

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$62.13

Total project goal

$414.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$414.18

3 Donors

-$414.18

Donations toward project cost

-$352.05

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$62.13

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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