You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Ms. McGrath from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Ms. McGrath's Classroom Library Makeover

My students need new classroom library books that allow for them to read books that are reflective of themselves, as well as gain a love for informative reading.

  • $592 goal

This project expired on November 14, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students from Chicago excel in learning that is representative and reflective of their personal experiences. They are creative, thoughtful, empathetic individuals who benefit from hands on learning experiences, as well as experiences that allow for them to learn in a "mirror" manner. They come to school each day ready to learn and tackle today's issues. They are truly my inspiration and ignite my passion for teaching.

Our school is located in the beautiful City of Chicago, and is extremely reflective of the diverse community in which we are located.

Each child in my classroom absolutely loves learning, especially when it is reflective of themselves, as well as current events. In our classroom we believe that collaboration, differentiation, and representation are key in being successful members of society. The only thing they are missing is a classroom library that is reflective of who they are, and the things that go on in the world today. This class is full of the leaders of tomorrow, and truly deserves that absolute best when it comes to education.

My Project

Books that are reflective of my students will allow for them to obtain a love for reading they may have never experienced. These novels, informative texts, and graphic novels will allow each and every student in my classroom to find a book that they can connect with. From books about the inner-city to ones that will teach coding, every student will be able to find a piece of themselves in the books selected for my library revamp.

Our classroom library is a place my students enjoy, however as they get older they begin to disconnect with the titles they are presented.

It is my goal to find books that allow for my students to continue to strengthen their love of reading. These books will allow for my students to grow stronger in reading fluency and comprehension.

Furthermore, these books will strengthen my students' abilities to independently read and select books on their own. Mirrored reading selections will allow for my students to connect with reading for enjoyment.

Ms. McGrath
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

8 donors8 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 75 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Ms. McGrath is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7) • Amazon Business $52.16 1 $52.16
Tyrell • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $12.79 3 $38.37
Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World • Amazon Business $12.18 3 $36.54
The Skin I'm In • Amazon Business $7.19 4 $28.76
The Breadwinner • Amazon Business $9.38 3 $28.14
The Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book) • Amazon Business $27.47 1 $27.47
The Giver Quartet boxed set • Amazon Business $26.20 1 $26.20
Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians) • Amazon Business $24.93 1 $24.93
Monster: A Graphic Novel • Amazon Business $7.68 3 $23.04
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $5.62 4 $22.48
When You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) • Amazon Business $6.07 3 $18.21
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $11.65 1 $11.65
I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Bronxwood • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50
Everything, Everything • Amazon Business $8.79 1 $8.79
The Perks of Being a Wallflower • Amazon Business $8.61 1 $8.61
Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return (Pantheon Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $7.20 1 $7.20
The Code Book: The Secrets Behind Codebreaking • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town • Amazon Business $5.92 1 $5.92
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition • Amazon Business $4.86 1 $4.86
Monster • Amazon Business $3.38 1 $3.38

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


8 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Chicago","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[4888798],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":3,"name":"Middle School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":3406992,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":1,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":75,"teacherScreenName":"Ms. McGrath","authorIds":{"4888798":{"owner":"Ms. McGrath","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[3406992],"proposalHash":"-294991917","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":",smart&width=136&height=136&auto=webp&t=1597877870389","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":21023961,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":{"completingDonationAmount":1169,"proposalURL":"project/remote-learning-tools-for-success/5117372/","proposalTitle":"Remote Learning Tools for Success!","proposalId":5117372},"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["MzQ1ODA2MQ==","NDMyMjQ3Mw==","NTU1NDk0OQ==","NTU1NDg4MA==","NDMwOTc4OA==","NTU2NjEyMg==","NDg4ODc5OA==","NTU3MDYwNQ=="],"teacherId":4888798,"schoolCounty":"Cook","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IL","name":"Illinois"}}