Update: Rice Daddies rule! Less than 5 hours after this post went out, the project is funded -that's like $20 an hour! Take THAT Malcolm Gladwell!
Now let's keep the ball rolling!
Hey Rice Daddies, excuse the intrusion, its just Thisislarry rising from limbo. I was on Donorschoose.org and came across this funding project from Ms H. at a high-poverty school in NYC:
"My Project: I am asking for a set of Gene Luen Yang's fantastic graphic novel American Born Chinese to complement our year long study of outsiders and fitting in. We are also reading The Outsiders, House on Mango Street, Romeo and Juliet and Enders' Game. This novel would fit in wonderfully with the them, as well as introduce students to graphic novels. I would weave in elements of the theme and encourage students to see the connection between pictures and words. Students will be asked to compose their own graphic story upon completion of the novel."
I personally loved ABC, and so does my son, another ABC. I think it would be awesome to put this story in front of more kids, and I'm supporting this project on Donorschoose.
Ms H's class is less than $100 away from their goal, can we help them get there?
OK, back to limbo, peace out!