For the past few years, I have been slowly building my collection of books by Graphic Library. In the beginning I was using super-hero comics to encourage my reluctant readers (I teach in an inner city environment and most of my students are years below grade level). Then I discovered this series which does short comic stories of World History, American History, Biographies, Science, etc. So in addition to encouraging the students to read, they are building needed background knowledge (a very weak area for English Language Learners). The graphic novel approach helps my emerging readers contextualize their reading. These books are very popular with my students.
If you are one to make charitable donations, perhaps you might consider donating one or more of these books to my classroom. No pressure! :) But in a time of shrinking educational budgets (a third of mine vanished this year), I am trying to think of some ways to keep my collection of these books growing. You can click on my Amazon wishlist here. These items can be shipped from there straight to my school. :)
*UPDATE: Thanks to Cody, Krista, Chris, Barbara, and Mary who have donated books to my classroom!!
You can cut and paste this URL to get to my classroom wishlist: