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  • $568 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Anderson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Learn To Express Yourself: Drawing Books For Everyone

My students need 39 drawing books for the library.

I am the librarian of an urban middle school. Our library serves a diverse population of students--48% of our students are minorities, and 45% are low income.

Our library currently has very few drawing books. All of the drawing books we do have are in disrepair because they are constantly checked out. I am confident that expanding this section will be met with student enthusiasm.

The library needs a variety of drawing books on a range of topics such as: animals, manga, superheroes, and people. The library also needs books that are on more specific drawing skills, like shading and perspective. There is a school art club that has started this year and students will benefit from a new drawing collection to use during their meetings as well.

Your generosity will ensure our students have access to resources designed to develop skills in art. Art is an ideal avenue for self-expression which is important for all young people, but especially for middle school students who are struggling to discover who they will become.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way Stan Lee, John Buscema • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
How To Draw More Manga Katy Coope, Katy Coope (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How to Draw Cartoon Animals Christopher Hart, Candace Raney (Editor), Designed by Bob Filli • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Pokemon: How to Draw (Pokemon Series) West • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How to Draw Cartoons and Caricatures Judy Tatchell, Terry Bave (Illustrator), Robert Walster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Manga Mania Occult & Horror: How to Draw the Elegant and Seductive Characters of the Dark Side Christopher Hart • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
How to Draw Uglydoll: Ugly Drawings in a Few Easy Steps! David Horvath, Sun-Min Kim • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
How to Draw Anime and Game Characters: Basics for Beginners and Beyond, Vol. 1 Tadashi Ozawa, Tadashi Ozawa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
How to Draw Dragons and Other Mythical Creatures Emmett Elvin • Barnes and Noble $7.18 1 $7.18
How to Draw Caricatures, Vol. 1 Lenn Redman • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
How to Draw Insects Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
How to Draw Lettering Judy Tatchell, Carol Varley, Fiona Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How to Draw Anything Mark Linley • Barnes and Noble $6.28 1 $6.28
Scribbles: A Really Giant Drawing and Coloring Book Taro Gomi • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
How to Draw Superheroes Justin Thompson (Illustrator), Jael (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
How to Draw Manga, Vol. 1 Ben Dunn, Various, Various (Illustrator), With Fred Perry, With Adam Warren • Barnes and Noble $17.05 1 $17.05
Drawing in Perspective Oliver Striegel, Annette Englander (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $4.98 1 $4.98
Dragonart Fantasy Characters: How to Draw Fantastic Beings and Incredible Creatures Jessica Peffer • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Let's Draw Manga:Tokyo Urban Hip Hop Culture Makota Nakajima, Big Mouth Factory • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Street Scene: How to Draw Graffiti-Style John Lee • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
How to Draw Hip Hop Damion Scott, Kris Ex, kris-ex (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals Ed Emberley • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How To Draw Bugs Lisa Regan • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
How to Draw Buildings Pam Beasant, Judy Tatchell (Editor), Iain Ashman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How To Draw And Paint Fairies: From Finding Inspiration To Capturing Diaphanous Detail, A Step-By-Step Guide To Fairy Art Linda Ravenscroft, Hazel Harrison • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
How to Draw Horses Lucy Smith, Chris Chapman (Illustrator), Jamie Medlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How to Draw Wild Animals Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Forest Animals Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Lifelike Portraits Hammond • Barnes and Noble $22.49 1 $22.49
How to Draw Dogs Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Flowers Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Zap! How to Draw Fantastic Science-Fi Comics Bryan Baugh • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
You Can Draw Star Wars Bonnie Burton, Matt Busch (Illustrator), Tom Hodges (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
How to Draw Farm Animals Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw Faces Barbara Soloff Levy • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
How to Draw Funny Faces Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $2.65 1 $2.65
How to Draw People Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
How to Draw Barbara Soloff Levy, E. Ed. Levy • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
How To Draw And Paint Fairies: From Finding Inspiration To Capturing Diaphanous Detail, A Step-By-Step Guide To Fairy Art Linda Ravenscroft, Hazel Harrison • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95

Materials cost

$398.45

Vendor shipping charges

$39.85

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.96

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$465.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$102.07

Total project goal

$567.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$567.07

2 Donors

-$547.06

Donations toward project cost

-$465.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$82.06

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$20.01

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 200 students.

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