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Ms. Krumrei from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Great Graphic Novels for Newcomers!

My students need books, books, and more books! They want to read books that are new and engaging - especially graphic novels!

  • $989 goal

This project expired on June 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small public middle school serving roughly 370 students in our neighborhood of Oakland, CA. We are a small school by design, serving families within the community as well as students from throughout Oakland. The student body is about 87 percent Latino, and 56 percent of our students are English Learners. In addition, 90 percent of students qualify for free and reduced lunch and seven percent of our students are identified as needing special education services.

Our school culture is unique because it's very positive, encouraging, and uplifting.

My Project

It is incredibly encouraging to see the positive energy in my class around reading this year - the students are excited about choosing new books and reading an entire series! When we got the Hilo series earlier this year, it was an independent reading catalyst, especially for many of the boys in my class.

Getting more graphic novels that the students are excited about reading will continue to motivate students in their excitement about reading!

I believe in "teaching" students to love reading. When students are learning a new language - which all of my students are - it is incredibly important to have access to books that are interesting, appropriate, and at their reading level. Research shows that language is not a prerequisite for reading - reading in and of itself teaches language and drives linguistic development.

We are learning English through US History and we need a set of class novels, "Which Way Freedom," for the civil war time period.

Ms. Krumrei
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 50 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Which Way Freedom? (Obi and Easter Trilogy (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $5.99 29 $173.71
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls • Amazon Business $35.00 1 $35.00
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $28.95 1 $28.95
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy • Amazon Business $2.42 10 $24.20
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir • Amazon Business $16.96 1 $16.96
Pink and Say • Amazon Business $14.09 1 $14.09
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
Gettysburg: The Graphic History of America's Most Famous Battle and the Turning Point of The Civil War (Zenith Graphic Histories) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.93 1 $12.93
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts) • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.55 1 $12.55
I am Sacagawea (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $12.01 1 $12.01
The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities (For Kids series) • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade • Amazon Business $11.75 1 $11.75
Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Civil War Adventure: Book Two (Dover Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over? • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Piecing Me Together • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
The Last Kids on Earth • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Nimona • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Quiet Girl in a Noisy World: An Introvert's Story • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
American Born Chinese • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Civil War Adventure (Dover Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
Hello, Universe • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
I am Harriet Tubman (Ordinary People Change the World) • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $9.32 1 $9.32
My Name Is Not Friday • Amazon Business $9.13 1 $9.13
The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Mexican WhiteBoy • Amazon Business $8.73 1 $8.73
Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
Legends of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass • Amazon Business $7.97 1 $7.97
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.66 1 $7.66
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.63 1 $7.63
American Street • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $7.52 1 $7.52
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.17 1 $7.17
If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87
The Underground Railroad (American Girl: Real Stories From My Time) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
MARVEL's Black Panther: The Junior Novel • Amazon Business $5.94 1 $5.94
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $5.66 1 $5.66
1: My America: Freedom's Wings: Corey's Underground Railroad Diary, Book One • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
World of Reading: Black Panther: This is Black Panther (Level 1) • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
If You Lived When There Was Slavery In America • Amazon Business $2.95 1 $2.95

Materials cost

$732.32

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$67.01

3rd party payment processing fee

$10.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$840.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$148.29

Total project goal

$988.60

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$988.60

2 Donors

-$988.60

Donations toward project cost

-$840.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$148.29

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$0.00

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