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Mrs. Ashlock
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Help Create Manga {Graphic Novel} Section for Kids!

My students need 44 graphic novels to kick-start a new Manga reading section in our school library.

My Students

"If I was a book, I would like to be a library book, so I would be taken home by all different sorts of kids...A library book, I imagine, is a happy book," wrote author Cornelia Funke.

My middle school students (grades 6-7-8) enjoy reading Manga (graphic novels) but my library has very few of them to meet their needs.

For some of the lower-level or reluctant readers, it is often through these graphic novels that their love of reading is sparked. My students come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and are looking for more Manga at their interest level, yet most only have my school library to turn to for reading materials. Many of these kids come from challenging home lives, as evidenced by the fact that 57% of our students are on free or reduced lunch. I can make the library a safe and welcoming place for all of our students, but my budget cannot afford all the Manga books they need.

My Project

Placing a new Manga book in the hand of any student, especially a middle school teen, will brighten their day and remind them that people care about them and want to encourage their reading aspirations. These Manga books will kick-start a new Manga/Graphic Novel reading section in my school library. Students will learn about important character traits in these books, such as courage, teamwork and pride. These Manga books will circulate throughout our entire student population of about 1,000 students.

In short, I want to promote reading to all my students, but especially with my lower-level readers and those who dislike reading.

The best way for me to do this is by a Manga/Graphic Novel section in my middle school library and I need these 44 books to draw attention to this space. Sparking the love of reading in a child is an amazing gift that these books will help provide.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Complete Maus: A Survivor''s Tale • AKJ Books $25.55 1 $25.55
American Born Chinese • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Warriors Manga Box Set: Graystripe''s Adventure (Warriors Ser • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Olympians 3 • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Foiled • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Hades • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Aphrodite • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Anne Frank • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Frankenstein • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Pride of Baghdad - Graphic Novel • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 6 • AKJ Books $9.49 1 $9.49
Bone Vol 2: The Great Cow Race • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone, Vol.1: Out From Boneville • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #7: Ghost Circles Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrato • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #8: Treasure Hunters Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustr • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #9: Crown of Horns Jeff Smith • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Redwall: The Graphic Novel Brian Jacques, Bret Blevins (Illu • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #5: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border Jeff Smith, • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident: The Graphic Novel Eoin Co • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel Eoin Colfer, Andrew Donkin, • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Bone #4: The Dragonslayer Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrato • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 1 • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 3 • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 4 • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 5 • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Cirque Du Freak Manga Volume 2 • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Hunters of the Dusk (Cirque Du Freak Series #7) Darren Shan • AKJ Books $8.75 1 $8.75
Romeo and Juliet (Manga Shakespeare Series) William Shakespe • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Manga Shakespeare • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Hunter x Hunter, Volume 1 Yoshihiro Togashi, Yoshihiro Togas • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Bone Handbook • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Vampire Kisses Blood Relatives 3 • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hunter x Hunter, Volume 3 Yoshihiro Togashi, Yoshihiro Togas • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hunter x Hunter, Volume 2 Yoshihiro Togashi, Yoshihiro Togas • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Hunter x Hunter, Volume 4 Yoshihiro Togashi, Yoshihiro Togas • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
After the Flood • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: SkyClan & The Stranger 1 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Rise of Scourge (Warriors Manga Series #4) Erin Hunter, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors - Ravenpaw''s Path 3 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: Ravenpaw''s Path 1 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ravenpaw''s Path 2 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Warriors: SkyClan and the Stranger 2 • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07

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