“It’s Okay to Wait” is the story of a father who sits down with his adolescent daughter to have “the talk” about sex.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Greetings! My name is Alonda Thomas and I am the author of the book, “It’s Okay to Wait: A Father / Daughter Conversation,” the story of a father who sits down with his adolescent daughter to have “the talk” about sex. Through his experience of well-earned life lessons and faith principles, he describes some of the stumbling blocks she may encounter on the road to love. Sensing that she can speak honestly to her dad without being judged, the daughter reveals her concerns and asks questions about dating, love and marriage.
I wrote this picture book for “tweens” after observing the advanced sexual awareness of today’s youth and wanting to help share a method that parents and teens can use to approach the topic of sex in a way that removes the fear, nervousness and anxiety. The book’s revealing glimpse into an intimate moment between a parent and teen will stimulate conversation for anyone faced with their own “talk” and encourage a healthy discussion about self-esteem, self-worth and discernment.
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
I am self-publishing this book because it is not your typical children’s book or young adult book, thus many publishing companies were hesitant when I presented this idea to them. However, I feel passionately that this message needs to be heard! Your contribution to this Kickstarter campaign will support the publishing, PR/marketing and distribution of “It’s Okay To Wait”. The funds will help get the book into the hands of as many young people as possible through speaking engagements with youth organizations in various cities. Additionally, a portion of the funds will be used to conduct focus groups to gather research for a second book targeted to young men. Any extra funds raised beyond the $7,000 goal will go toward increasing the print run and building a more robust web site for the book that can include statistics and parent/teen support features.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!
Thank you in advance for your contributions to this project! I’m excited about the potential this book has to have a positive impact on young women during one of the biggest decisions in their lives! I also look forward to speaking with young men in the focus groups and creating a similar book that will address their concerns as well! Special thanks to the following amazing people who have helped me get this far:
• A. Emmanuel, book illustrator
• Mike Melendy, video director/editor
• MkCoi Zeno, make-up
• Chris Gees, hair
• Mom and Dad, unwavering support
For additional information, please visit www.alondathomas.com.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on March 29, 2012.
Feb 28, 2012 - Mar 29, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you for your contribution! Every little bit helps!Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A PDF of the Poem, "It's Okay to Wait"Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A PDF of the Poem "It's Okay to Wait" and a book magnet.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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A signed copy of the book "It's Okay To Wait" shipped within the USA and a book sticker.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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1 "It's Okay To Wait" T-Shirt, 2 signed copies of the book, 2 book stickers and 2 bookmarks and a magnet shipped anywhere.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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1 "It's Okay to Wait" T-shirt, 2 signed copies of the book and 1 of 16 original canvas illustrations from the book.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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$100 level rewards and a personal thank you call from the author.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
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10 signed copies of the book, a personal thank you call from the author and the author will come to your city and read the book with parent and teen to initiate "the talk" in a warm, approachable environment. Backers at this level will have to pay the author airfare separately.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012