Chicago Public Schools
Half the proceeds from this book are donated to Chicago Public Schools.
86% of CPS students are economically disadvantaged
35% of male CPS students will never graduate high school
75% of CPS schools don't have a librarian
20% of CPS elementary students are in overcrowded classrooms
CPS borrows money at an estimated ten times higher interest rate than normal school districts
So yeah, they need it.
2017 Update: Proceeds from 2017 book sales were donated in the form of individual gift cards to girls of Simpson Academy High School for Young Women, the week prior Christmas.