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Mrs. Manning from Providence RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Kids Like Me Book Borrowing Library

Help me give my students Graphic Novels so students can read them and make recommendations of their favorites to each other!

  • $555 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are a diverse bunch, ranging in age from 8-12 years. They come from over six different countries and three continents. Many are coming to school and hearing English spoken for the first time. Others were born in the United States but are experiencing academic language for the first time. My students are very curious and are quickly learning conversational English just by being in school and making friends. Reading books is one of the best ways for students to practice and learn English.

Reading books that have characters that students can see themselves in is crucial to a student's development, especially when they are not also reflected in the curriculum.

When students read books where they see themselves they feel valued. I want to start a lending library for students in grades 3-6. They will be able to borrow books to read at home to themselves or with their families. The books will be diverse and represent all students.

My Project

If we want children to choose to read, then we need to have books that children can see themselves in. I would like to start a lending library for the students at my school. Students will be able to select books that they are interested in reading. They will be able to borrow one book at a time and when they return the book they will be able to choose a new book.

This lending library will be a "bridge" between school and home culture.

Providing books for students to borrow and read at home with family members connects the two places where children are learning. Students will be able to write short recommendations of books chosen to leave for each other as a way to engage and motivate each other to read new and different titles.

Many of the titles I have chosen are graphic novels. For many of my students, they are less threatening because of the pictorial support.

My second language learners can more easily understand the story

being told. They don't have to commit to a 500-page novel and the storytelling is often just as complex. They are perfect for my students!

Mrs. Manning
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $42.63 1 $42.63
Awkward (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $9.90 2 $19.80
Sunny Side Up and Swing It, Sunny: The Box Set • Amazon Business $17.78 1 $17.78
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $7.49 2 $14.98
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Mighty Jack and Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
The Serpent's Shadow: The Graphic Novel (The Kane Chronicles) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Red Pyramid: The Graphic Novel (Kane Chronicles) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
The Throne of Fire (Kane ), The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Anna Hibiscus • Amazon Business $9.85 1 $9.85
The Midwinter Witch • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
Stargazing • Amazon Business $9.39 1 $9.39
The Hidden Witch • Amazon Business $9.29 1 $9.29
Dog Man: Fetch-22: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #8) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $8.89 1 $8.89
The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 3) • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Claudia and Mean Janine (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #4): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.48 1 $8.48
Starry River of the Sky • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Dumpling Days (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon • Amazon Business $7.98 1 $7.98
Guts • Amazon Business $7.89 1 $7.89
The Year of the Dog (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
The Hidden Kingdom (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3): A Graphix Book • Amazon Business $7.79 1 $7.79
Planet Middle School • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
When the Sea Turned to Silver • Amazon Business $7.48 1 $7.48
The Year of the Rat (A Pacy Lin Novel) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Kristy's Big Day (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #6): Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Almost Zero: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Rich: A Dyamonde Daniel Book • Amazon Business $6.92 1 $6.92
The Lost Heir (Wings of Fire Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $6.50 1 $6.50
A Graphix Book: Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #1: The Dragonet Prophecy • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Pedro's Big Goal • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Meet Yasmin! • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Pedro's Mystery Club • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say • Amazon Business $5.86 1 $5.86
Best Friends • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel (A Dyamonde Daniel Book) • Amazon Business $5.49 1 $5.49
My Vida Loca (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $4.95 1 $4.95
Yasmin the Teacher • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Yasmin in Charge • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
My Family Adventure (Sofia Martinez) • Amazon Business $2.29 1 $2.29

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