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Ms. Le Garrec from Durham NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Representing Diversity and Female Leads in Graphic Novels

Help me give my students graphic novels that represent diversity, have strong female leads, and show them that reading is fun!

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My Students

I teach 20 third grade students in a 100% free and reduced-price lunch Title I school. Despite my students being below grade level in reading and math, they are always excited to come to school and love to take on the challenges that come with each new topic or subject that is brought to them.

I want to create a classroom environment that is nurturing, engaging, and a place students can thrive!

I would like the opportunity to provide this experience by making sure my students have all the materials and supplies that will help them grow as learners and help them continue to develop and grow their love of learning.

My Project

I am looping up to third grade with my amazing class! I want to be ready for my excited group of learners and continue to help them grow through this very important year. Graphic novels are a great way to engage students who are reluctant readers or who believe they are bad at reading. Because comics are visual, even if the text is difficult, the visuals give the reader support in comprehending the story. My goal is to have more graphic novels to excite my reluctant reader and those students struggling with reading. Something else that my classroom library is lacking is diverse characters in books.

It is so important for children to see themselves in stories and for young girls to read and see strong female leads and role models.

My students are very diverse, and unfortunately my classroom library does not reflect this. With these new, diverse books, my students will be able to choose a story that reflects their background or a character that inspires them and be excited to read, whether they are a reluctant reader or not. This will help my students feel empowered and continue to grow their love of reading. Please help me fill my library with strong female leads and diverse graphic novels to engage my new 3rd graders!

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amulet #1-8 Box Set • Amazon Business $67.12 1 $67.12
Hilo: Out-of-This-World Boxed Set • Amazon Business $28.24 1 $28.24
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set: Full-Color Edition • Amazon Business $25.92 1 $25.92
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $23.25 1 $23.25
The Zita the Spacegirl Trilogy Boxed Set: Zita the Spacegirl, Legends of Zita the Spacegirl, The Return of Zita the Spacegirl • Amazon Business $23.00 1 $23.00
Giants Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $14.43 1 $14.43
The Thief and the Sword (Cleopatra in Space #2) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Akissi: More Tales of Mischief • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Fallen Empires (Cleopatra in Space #5) • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
Dragons Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Akissi: Tales of Mischief [Graphic Novel] • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Hilo Book 5: Then Everything Went Wrong • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
The Mr. Wolf's Class (Mr. Wolf's Class #1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Monsters Beware! (The Chronicles of Claudette) • Amazon Business $9.17 1 $9.17
Secret of the Time Tablets (Cleopatra in Space #3) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Target Practice (Cleopatra in Space #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Golden Lion (Cleopatra in Space #4) • Amazon Business $8.23 1 $8.23
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Great Civil Rights Leader (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Wilma Rudolph: Olympic Track Star (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Women's Rights Pioneer (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.10 1 $8.10
Matthew Henson: Arctic Adventurer (Graphic Biographies) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) (Volume 7) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8) (Volume 8) • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Lucky Stars (Mr. Wolf's Class #3) • Amazon Business $7.81 1 $7.81
Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad (Graphic History) • Amazon Business $7.76 1 $7.76
Mystery Club (Mr. Wolf's Class #2) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40

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