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Mr. Stanton from Lewiston ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Updated Classroom Library

My students need an updated library with many choices of quality graphic novels as well as compelling and contemporary young adult titles. This project consists of 50 books.

  • $700 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

As a literacy support teacher, my typical student reads 2-3 years below grade level. The majority of my students are learning English as a second or third language. While being fluent in multiple languages certainly benefits my students in some ways, learning new concepts in a non-native language is a challenge for anyone. My students are some of the hardest workers I know, but because the curriculum is constantly progressing, it can be very difficult just to keep up, let alone make substantial gains from year to year. Most of my students do not see themselves as successful readers.

Compounding the level of need my students have, 66% of the students at my school qualify for free or reduced-cost lunch.

It is common for one or more of my students to be so preoccupied with concerns outside of school that they are not ready to access their educations.

My Project

When I first became a teacher, I knew the importance of having a large classroom library. I was happy to stock my shelves with any books that my new colleagues were willing to part with. Unfortunately, these are older books that students aren't interested in. This project will give my students access to current and more easily accessible titles that they will be excited to read.

Graphic novels are especially powerful for struggling readers.

They allow students to engage with an age- and developmentally appropriate story without getting bogged down or intimidated by the number of words on each page. Graphic novels are also powerful for struggling readers because, since they allow students to finish a full-size book quickly, they allow these students to begin to build more confidence and see themselves as successful readers.

Mr. Stanton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Silent Voice Complete Series Box Set • Amazon Business $53.57 1 $53.57
Palestine • Amazon Business $16.75 1 $16.75
The Muslims: A Graphic Novel (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Black Science, Vol. 3: Vanishing Pattern • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
The Complete Maus • Amazon Business $13.57 1 $13.57
East of West Volume 1: The Promise • Amazon Business $13.09 1 $13.09
Far from the Tree • Amazon Business $12.36 1 $12.36
East of West Volume 3: There Is No Us • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
Black Science, Vol. 2: Welcome, Nowhere • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
East of West Volume 2: We Are All One • Amazon Business $11.88 1 $11.88
Rumble Volume 2: A Woe That is Madness • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Rumble Volume 3: Immortal Coil • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
The Walking Dead, Vol. 3: Safety Behind Bars • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Beautiful: A Girl's Trip Through the Looking Glass • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Pretty Deadly Volume 2: The Bear • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Low Volume 3: Shore of the Dying Light • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Before the Dawn Burns Us, Vol. 2 (Low) • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
Explorer (The Lost Islands #2) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
Paper Girls Volume 2 • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part Three • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
The Walking Dead, Vol. 1: Days Gone Bye • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Saga, Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $9.37 1 $9.37
The Legend of Korra Turf Wars Part Two • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Paper Girls Volume 3 • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
The Stonekeeper (Amulet #1) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Pretty Deadly Volume 1: The Shrike • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Low, Vol. 1: The Delirium of Hope • Amazon Business $9.02 1 $9.02
Saga, Vol. 1 • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Rumble, Vol. 1: What Color of Darkness? • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Saga, Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $8.92 1 $8.92
How to Fall Forever (Black Science) • Amazon Business $8.88 1 $8.88
Paper Girls Volume 1 • Amazon Business $8.72 1 $8.72
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $8.65 1 $8.65
The Walking Dead, Vol. 2: Miles Behind Us • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
Ball Don't Lie • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27
The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Real Friends • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Night Hoops • Amazon Business $8.07 1 $8.07
The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars Part One • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
On the Devil's Court • Amazon Business $7.85 1 $7.85
El Deafo • Amazon Business $7.65 1 $7.65
Smile • Amazon Business $7.39 1 $7.39
The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet #2) • Amazon Business $7.28 1 $7.28
The Hidden Doors (Explorer) • Amazon Business $6.90 1 $6.90
Invisible Emmie • Amazon Business $6.69 1 $6.69
Drama • Amazon Business $6.56 1 $6.56
Ghosts • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Payback Time • Amazon Business $5.80 1 $5.80

Materials cost

$530.11

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$26.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.95

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$594.57

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$104.92

Total project goal

$699.49

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$699.49

2 Donors

-$699.49

Donations toward project cost

-$594.57

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$104.92

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$0.00

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