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Ms. Diaz from Baltimore MD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mental Health Comic Books

Help me give my students the use of bibliotherapy to understand the complex topics on mental health and life through comic books.

  • $364 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I am a mental health counselor working in West Baltimore. I provide intensive mental health services to children ages 5-12 in a Child's Psychiatric Day Program in need of intensive treatment for failure to thrive in the classroom and/or community. The students who come to the Partial Day Program come referred by their school or current outpatient mental health provider for a higher level of care.

The Child's Partial Hospitalization Empowerment Program emphasizes improving one's well-being.

The children that come to the program receive schooling, individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. I assist my students' emotional, behavioral, and social challenges that compromise their ability to succeed academically.

Every day, I work to alleviate behavioral or emotional concerns.

Behaviors cited most frequently include students who:

-are unable to resolve interpersonal conflicts

-have poor decision-making, problem-solving skills

-are disobedient, disrespectful, stubborn

-lack motivation

-have poor self-image, make negative self-statements

-have low self-confidence, avoid the difficult

-are depressed, unhappy

My Project

The sources I have selected are Toon Graphics to help my students understand topics of mental health and life in a simple and fun way. TOON Books are the first high-quality comics designed for children ages three and up. Each book in the collection is just right for reading to the youngest child.

Toon Books lovingly-produced books combine original stories, stunning artwork, and quality printing to inspire kids to TOON into Reading!

The resources in my cart will introduce new topics to my kids. Topics include Bullying, Finding Your Place in the World, Drawing Inspiration From a Book, Letting Go, Relating to People, Reading Facial Expressions, Heroes, Villains, Conflict, and Retelling a Story.

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Ms. Diaz
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 175 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Dragon Slayer • AKJ Education $15.26 1 $15.26
The White Snake • AKJ Education $14.99 1 $14.99
Lost in NYC • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
A Trip to the Top of the Volcano with Mouse • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Ants Don't Wear Pants • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
We Are All Me • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Silly Lilly in What Will I Be Today? • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Chick and Chickie Play All Day! Toon Books Level 1 • AKJ Education $11.66 1 $11.66
Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework (TOON Level 3) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Mo and Jo TOON Level 3 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Patrick in A Teddy Bear's Picnic and Other Stories (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Luke on the Loose (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Benny and Penny in How To Say Goodbye (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Blip! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Adele in Sand Land • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Flop to the Top! • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
The Shark King (TOON Level 3) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy Thinking (TOON Level 2) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Little Mouse Gets Ready (TOON Level 1) • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Jack and the Box TOON Level 1 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Stinky TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $9.45 1 $9.45
Benny and Penny in the Toy Breaker TOON Level 2 • AKJ Education $7.50 1 $7.50
Zig and Wikki in The Cow TOON Level 3 • AKJ Education $7.00 1 $7.00
Otto's Backwards Day TOON Level 3 • AKJ Education $7.00 1 $7.00
Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons • AKJ Education $5.10 1 $5.10

Materials cost

$259.82

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$15.59

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.90

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.58

Total project goal

$363.89

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$363.89

5 Donors

-$293.89

Donations toward project cost

-$249.81

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.08

match offer

-$70.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$59.50

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.50

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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