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Ms. Ryan from Jersey City NJ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

More Comics for Kids!

My students need books they will read! For the past few years, I have been steadily building my graphic novel and YA novel collection in my classroom. These books have turned my students into voracious readers!

  • $879 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Jersey City, NJ is one of the most diverse cities in the country. The population at Academy 1 is a reflection of that diversity. Our diversity is something that we are proud of, and that pride is something we aim to instill in our students the moment they walk in the door.

As 7th and 8th graders, my students are developing all the skills they'll need for high school.

It is my goal to promote Jersey City pride in them and establish those necessary study habits to foster success.

My Project

My students claim to hate reading and I aim to prove them wrong. The graphic novels and comic books I have requested are fun, contemporary and engaging. The cast of characters within these comics and YA novels is diverse, much like the student body I teach; the issues and conflicts detailed in these stories are ones my students can relate to. Contemporary comics more than any other literary genre make a point of casting people of color, LGBTQ characters, and religious minorities. The new Archie series has a Riverdale High that looks like my school, and Ms. Marvel is a Jersey City Muslim American.

By funding this project, you are ensuring that my students gain access to stories that celebrate diversity and promote respect across cultures.

Comic books and YA novels are tackling adolescent issues my kids face every day, and students often relate to these works far more than they do the texts offered in our district curriculum.

Ms. Ryan
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 6 $64.74
March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) • Amazon Business $28.14 1 $28.14
Looking for Alaska • Amazon Business $7.49 3 $22.47
Black Panther Book 5: Avengers of the New World Part 2 • Amazon Business $18.38 1 $18.38
Archie Vol. 5 • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Jughead: The Hunger Vol. 1 (Judhead The Hunger) • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Maus : A Survivor's Tale. I. My Father Bleeds History. II. And Here My Troubles Began • Amazon Business $17.54 1 $17.54
The Flash Vol. 6: Cold Day in Hell • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic • Amazon Business $16.04 1 $16.04
Cinder • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Y: The Last Man Book One • Amazon Business $15.46 1 $15.46
Monstress Volume 3 • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
Barracoon: The Story of the Last Black Cargo • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
The Upside of Unrequited • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Afterlife with Archie: Escape from Riverdale • Amazon Business $13.78 1 $13.78
Y: The Last Man Book Five • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 1 • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Ms. Marvel Vol. 7 • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Ms. Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $13.07 1 $13.07
The Flash Vol. 5: Negative (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $12.83 1 $12.83
Ms. Marvel Vol. 10 (Ms. Marvel (2015)) • Amazon Business $12.81 1 $12.81
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Ms. Marvel Vol. 6: Civil War II • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Archie Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Black Panther & the Crew: We Are the Streets • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Jughead Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
Ms. Marvel Vol. 8: Mecca • Amazon Business $12.18 1 $12.18
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Black Panther Book 4: Avengers of the New World Book 1 • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 3 • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Flash Vol. 3: Rogues Reloaded (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Turtles All the Way Down • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Saga Volume 7 • Amazon Business $11.03 1 $11.03
Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why (Ms Marvel: Marvel Now!) • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
The Flash Vol. 4: Running Scared (Rebirth) • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Will Grayson, Will Grayson • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Saga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $9.71 1 $9.71
Murder On The Orient Express • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
The Fault in Our Stars • Amazon Business $7.59 1 $7.59
The Final Warning: A Maximum Ride Novel (Book 4) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
Paper Towns • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09
Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
And Then There Were None • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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