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A children's picture book about the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaican culture, as experienced on a morning walk.
A children's picture book about the sights, sounds and tastes of Jamaican culture, as experienced on a morning walk.
157 backers pledged $8,827 to help bring this project to life.

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Justice pon di Road has been two years in the making! I started it August 2011. I cannot believe I have gotten this far. 

Since then, I have paid for: a really great editor, an illustrator to create fifteen full color illustrations, a proofreader, hired a graphic designer to do the design and layout (still owe him money!), a website designer and the cost of having five thousand promotional postcards made (a local company was having a fifty percent sale I couldn't pass that up!). Ok, I am on a mission.

I don't expect the public to finance the entire project! Now I need to have the book printed and then work on getting the word out about it and that's how I came to do a Kickstarter campaign. 

The image I wanted to use for the cover...when I decided I was actually going to write a book.
The image I wanted to use for the cover...when I decided I was actually going to write a book.

The money raised on Kickstarter will be used to print the books, get a bookmark and poster designed & printed, pay my super fabulous video woman, get t-shirts and tote bags for rewards and create an ebook version. The more money I raise the more books I can have printed! I would LOVE to be able to print more than 1,500 for the first run. 

I hope Justice pon di Road will make it into homes, classrooms and libraries around the world. 

Your support toward this project would be greatly appreciated!!!  Please SHARE the video!!! Thank you very much.

Risks and challenges

Distribution. I have the Bay Area and the rest of California covered. I need to develop a plan to make the book available to schools and libraries in other parts of the country. I would love for it to be made available in Jamaica too!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Receive a Justice pon di Road bookmark, a shout out on our Facebook page and heartfelt thank you from Aliona & Justice!

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    Get a PDF version of Justice pon di Road, book mark and heartfelt thank you from Aliona & Justice.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Get a signed first edition copy of Justice pon di Road, a Justice pon di Road book mark and a heart felt thank you from Aliona & Justice.

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    Have the kid in your life rock his/her own Justice pon di Road t-shirt and earn the right to teach people about Jamaican patois! Plus a heartfelt thank you from Aliona and Justice!

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    We LOVE tote bags! This one has the beautiful Justice pon di Road cover image on it! And, of course you get a heartfelt thank you from Aliona and Justice.

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Become a "library supporter". We will send two copies of Justicce pon di Road to the library of your choice (public or school) in your name. Complete with promotional book marks.Plus a heartfelt thank you from Aliona & Justice.

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    Get your name listed in the acknowledgments of the book plus two signed first edition copies and a heartfelt thank you from Aliona and Justice.

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