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Ms. Myers from Raleigh NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Motivate Reluctant Readers With Graphic Novels!

Help me give my students graphic novels to read and to promote literacy.

  • $455 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We have approximately 900 students in grades 6-8 in my school who represent different races and backgrounds. Many struggle with reading, and a third of our student population have parents who do not speak English in their homes.

These children want to learn and to prosper academically, but they need resources at school to achieve success.

For many, the only access they have to books is at school. They are unable to get to the public library so the school library is vital for them to thrive academically.

My Project

Our library needs graphic novels to motivate our reluctant readers to read and to spark excitement about literacy for all students! We have a small graphic novel section in our library but it is in dire need of new material. Students who struggle with reading often gravitate to these books due to the illustrations, which are less intimidating than pages full of nothing but words. Further, many middle school students prefer graphic novels due to the format and colors. Students must read to be academically successful, thereby necessitating the need for the types of books they are most likely to peruse.

After surveying our students and observing circulation trends in the library, I learned our reluctant readers are hungry for more graphic novels.

Research shows that graphic novels are a gateway to more advanced novels. Further, the layout of these books cultivates higher order thinking skills. In particular, students enjoy graphic novels with stories about kids their own age and super heroes. Additionally our 6th grade students are required to read The Lightning Thief, which most enjoy, so they devour anything about gods and goddesses. All of these types of graphic novels are listed on my wish list.

By providing for this project, your donation will enjoy longevity in our library, serving a multitude of students for many years to come. Thank you in advance for helping to inspire excitement about literacy and for furthering our students' academic success.

Ms. Myers
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Luke Cage: Second Chances Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $25.24 1 $25.24
Scarlett Hart: Monster Hunter • Amazon Business $20.88 1 $20.88
Black Panther Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $20.53 1 $20.53
Luke Cage: Second Chances Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
The Witch Boy • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
The Hidden Witch • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
Brave (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $16.32 1 $16.32
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $16.09 1 $16.09
Crush (Berrybrook Middle School) • Amazon Business $15.91 1 $15.91
Be Prepared • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
Mighty Jack • Amazon Business $15.63 1 $15.63
All Summer Long • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $14.07 1 $14.07
Olympians: Ares: Bringer of War • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Positively Izzy • Amazon Business $12.64 1 $12.64
Olympians: Apollo: The Brilliant One • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
Speak: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Dactyl Hill Squad • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Olympians: Hermes: Tales of the Trickster • Amazon Business $10.44 1 $10.44
Black Panther: A Nation Under Our Feet Book 2 • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79

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