Alif Baa Taa, Learning My Arabic Alphabet is a children’s book geared towards introducing the Arabic alphabet, with beautiful, modern illustrations in fus-ha Arabic with Tashkeel. The 6x6 inch 30 page board book will feature a different letter on each page, with a modern corresponding illustration, the word in Arabic and the transliteration.
The idea started when Asma (the creator) was looking for an Arabic alphabet book for her daughter. She couldn’t find any modern, aesthetically appealing Arabic books for children written in Fus-ha. She wanted a book that her daughter would be excited to pick up and take everywhere, just as she did with her ABC books. Asma also knew that if she didn’t introduce Arabic at a young age, in a fun and creative way, her daughter would never be excited to learn, it would just become another boring subject in school.
So, Asma decided she needed to create a book, not just for her own daughter, but for anyone who is interested in introducing Arabic to a young readers. Asma really wants this book to be accessible to all readers. Because of the transliteration, you don't have to know Arabic to read this book. Anyone who can read English can read Alif Baa Taa: Learning My Arabic Alphabet.
We are also committed to getting our Alif Baa Taa book into the homes of disadvantaged families. We have teamed up with a few local non-profit organizations, where we will be donating our book to little ones in need. Early introduction of a language is critical for all children, their financial status should not hold them back.
1. Thank You Postcard
The postcard features an illustration from the Alif Baa Taa book. Asma will write a personalized thank you note and mail it via USPS
2. Alif Baa Taa Board Book
Alif Baa Taa: Learning My Arabic Alphabet will be a 30 page 6x6 inch board book with thick, glossy cardboard paper built to last. Each page will feature an Arabic letter, a modern illustration that corresponds with the letter and the transliteration.
4. Arabic Alphabet Poster
The 18x24 inch glossy, modern poster will be a beautiful addition to any room or classroom. (frame not included)
4. Donating A Book To A Child In Need
We have teamed up with local organizations to get our book in the hands of underprivileged children. Choose a reward that donates to a child in need!
5. Be Remembered Forever!
ONLY ON KICKSTARTER: Have your name/child/family member/friend's name printed on our 2nd book (set to launch later this year)
We need your help to print our Alif Baa Taa Board book, pay our artist and start working on book #2.
- February: Kickstarter campaign
- March: Kickstarter releases funds
- April: Send final layout to Printer + print proof
- May: Ship alphabet posters + ship thank you postcards
- June: Ship books to Kickstarter backers (Ready for Eid!) + Children in need receive their books!!
Risks and challenges
We are not anticipating any issues, but anything can happen, both domestically and internationally. Quality is our highest priority. So to minimize our margin for error, we are working with a large, reputable board book printing company. We promise to keep everyone informed if there is any unforeseen setbacks with our intended publication and shipping schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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