What or Who Inspires You? Get on board the Yellow Bus!
Our initial $2400 goal is to cover the printing cost of high quality, full-color, hardback children's books. Also, to cover expenses for THE YELLOW BUS TOUR. We will visit EVERY school, library or hospital that invites us. When we reach the initial goal, there are stretch goals that we are hoping to reach as well. We know that reaching every school, library, hospital or children's organization is ambitious, but it so much more fun to do it knowing that other people care about the project as well. The more money we raise, the more books we can produce and more kids we can inspire!
If you can't support financially, please share the link with anyone you know that was ever in 4th grade!
My mom is a retired 4th grade teacher and she has a love for kids and books. She became a principal and college professor but she always wanted to be a children's book author. I found one of her stories called the Yellow Bus. It is all about her not understanding why she couldn't ride the bus to school back in the 1950's. I got it illustrated by an amazing artist and turned it into this awesome and inspiring children's book. Now, we want to share it with the world. We are setting up a Yellow Bus tour so that she can read the book to kids across the country at local schools and libraries as part of the celebration of her 70th birthday. You are invited!
In February we plan to visit Civil rights museums across the country and do readings of the book as well.
YOU CAN BE A LOCAL HERO! Sponsor books for your elementrary school or local church or hospital. We will send them the books in your name!
Here is where you come in. Back the project and share this link with your contacts to help us spread the word. We have really cool stuff to give you and amazing goal incentives. Each time we meet a milestone, you get another gift! Sponsor this project and be part of helping us make a child smile, increasing literacy, and making a great former 4th grade teacher really happy!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our only risk is not meeting our kickstarter goal. The books are ready to be printed, and we have more than enough schools to visit and read to kids.
We have everything in place for the tour, and are eager and excited to get it underway!
Even if you can't become a supporter, share this link so that other people can help.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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CONTRIBUTOR - Be part of our thank you page. Your name will be printed in each book. We will also email you updates and video on the children, places and things that you help to inspire!Estimated delivery:
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TRENDSETTER - Get an early PDF of the pre-press book along with the great stuff from the previous level.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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COLLECTOR - Get a first edition, autographed copy of the book months before it's released, along with the early PDF and other great thank you accolades from the previous level.Estimated delivery:Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
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DONOR - You get what the COLLECTOR gets.. AND 1 book will go to the library/school/church/hospital etc... of your choice, in your name! We will stamp a special note in the book (for all posterity) showing the patron sponsorship came from you ( your family). We do the shipping for you. Of course you the first edition - autographed copy and other goodies from the previous level as well!Estimated delivery:Add $40 USD to ship outside the US
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Major Donor - 2 books will go to the library/school/church/hospital etc... of your choice, in your name! (They can be two different places) We do all the shipping and your still get all the bells and whistles from the Collector level.Estimated delivery:Add $50 USD to ship outside the US
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Booster - It gets even better! You get everything above plus 2 adult and 5 kid sized "I love Reading" silicone armbands. You also get one extra book. Perfect for a special child in your life just in time for Christmas!Estimated delivery:Add $60 USD to ship outside the US
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CONNOISSEUR - You get everything at Booster level, PLUS you get a call from my mom and me. We will also send you a care package with one of her amazing caramel mini pound cakes(Grandma's secret recipe)! YUMMY!!!Estimated delivery:Add $50 USD to ship outside the US
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PATRON - You get everything from CONNOISSEUR level plus you will have 25 words to share a special note to the person of your choice, or just a special message in the book. It will be included in a special section in every book we print. Also 5 books will go to the library/school/church/hospital of your choice, in your name! You choose the 5 different places or send them all to one place. We will stamp a special note in the book (for all posterity) showing the patron sponsorship came from you (your family). We do the shipping for you.Estimated delivery:Add $60 USD to ship outside the US
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PHILANTHROPIST - Along with being a Patron, a total of 10 books will be sent to the library/school/church/hospital(s) of your choosing. Remember, we do the shipping, and your name/family will be stamped in each book so that the kids know that you care!Estimated delivery:Add $100 USD to ship outside the US
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SUPER PHILANTHROPIST - You are invited to the YELLOW BUS TOUR stop of your choice. You will be introduced as a philanthropist and invited to speak. You also get everything on the PHILANTHROPIST level.Estimated delivery:Add $120 USD to ship outside the US
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ULTRA PHILANTHROPIST - You are on a whole new level! We look forward to shaking your hand at the dinner held in your honor at the Yellow Bus Tour city that you wish to attend. A total of 10 books will be sent to the library/school/church/hospital(s) of your choosing.Estimated delivery:Add $150 USD to ship outside the US
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VISIONARY - We bring the YELLOW BUS TOUR to you! You pick the library/school/church/hospital (Continental US Only) and we will do a book reading in your honor and of course you are invited to speak. Also we will hold a dinner in your honor for you and a guest.Estimated delivery:Ships within the US only
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