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Ms. Witherell from Greenfield MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Led: Graphic Novel Initiative!

My students need graphic novels to fill our library with books that captivate fourth graders minds and eyes!

  • $313 goal

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My Students

Picture a group of kids who are growing up in homeless housing. That's my room. As one of the few states that guarantee family housing, our shelters are overflowing. The state has purchased temporary apartment housing near our school, and well over half of our population is in our area for a short, undetermined amount of time. They manage to be bright, funny, fun-loving, and really enjoy the safety and security school brings.

Our school not only keeps the kids safe, but it's a place where learning comes alive and is so fun!

My Project

At the request of my brilliant students, we've created a list of MUST reads by my 17 homeroom students. We love reading and do a lot of it every day at school and home - but our classroom and lending library is seriously lacking in graphic type novels, which have become a serious favorite.

During a class meeting, students worked together to design this list of book requests - their must haves, their dying to reads, their I started that and want to finish its - empowering reading through choice is a tremendous part of fostering a passion for reading.

We look forward to being able to add the I CAN NOT WAIT TO READ this books to our classroom library!

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

This project will reach 17 students.

2 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Coraline: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $9.97 2 $19.94
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Flashlight Night • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel) • Amazon Business $11.76 1 $11.76
The Thing Lou Couldn't Do • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Steve Jobs: Insanely Great • Amazon Business $10.97 1 $10.97
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $10.51 1 $10.51
The City of Ember • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Under-the-Bed Fred • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Beatrice Zinker, Upside Down Thinker • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians, Book 1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
Swing It, Sunny • Amazon Business $8.33 1 $8.33
Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3) • Amazon Business $8.28 1 $8.28
Frazzled #2: Ordinary Mishaps and Inevitable Catastrophes • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
Dawn and the Impossible Three (The Baby-sitters Club Graphic Novel #5): A Graphix Book (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix) • Amazon Business $7.00 1 $7.00
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures • Amazon Business $6.94 1 $6.94
Fly Guy's Big Family (Fly Guy #17) • Amazon Business $5.74 1 $5.74
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01
My Pet Human • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29

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