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Audra NotgrassBy Audra Notgrass
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Audra NotgrassBy Audra Notgrass
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$1,238
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Ellie Marches On

Ellie learns the importance of friendship and activism and learns about historical women who have made a difference in the world.

Paired with charming illustrations, Ellie Marches On is a gentle way to introduce hard topics to young humans. 

Ellie is a normal little kid. She goes to school, plays games, and has a very best friend. Ellie’s friend is Nafia, a new immigrant who is bullied at school because she is different. Ellie learns the importance of friendship and activism and learns about historical women who have made a difference in the world. Together, Ellie and Nafia participate in a march that highlights inclusion, diversity, and love. 

A Few Images From Ellie Marches On (Text and Illustrations not final)

Ellie's friend Nafia was getting bullied at school.
Ellie's friend Nafia was getting bullied at school.
Ellie talked with her mom about what she could do to help her friend Nafia.
Ellie talked with her mom about what she could do to help her friend Nafia.
Ellie's Mom and her friend are getting ready for a women's march.
Ellie's Mom and her friend are getting ready for a women's march.
Ellie and Nafia learn about other great women leaders.
Ellie and Nafia learn about other great women leaders.
Ellie and Nafia attend their first women's march.
Ellie and Nafia attend their first women's march.

Paired with charming illustrations, Ellie Marches On is a gentle way to introduce hard topics to young humans.

I am a bookworm, cat lover, and all-around nerd. In the past few years I have been learning about the importance of inclusion and have participated with local activist groups to erase racism. I wrote this book because I wanted to teach my children the importance of acceptance in a world that excludes people of color. I hope that through this book children will learn how to love and embrace others, how to stand up to bullies, and how one person can make a difference in their own unique way. 

Beautiful Images and Timeless Words Make This Book A Treasure

Printed in both a paperback and hardback, Ellie Marches On, will  unfold over 24 fully illustrated pages. The book dimensions are 8.5 inches wide by 8.5 inches tall. Each book  will be printed on high quality paper in premium ink. 

Why Support My Book Project?

Activism, empowerment, and art are fundamental to our humanity. It helps us express our values,  build bridges between cultures, and brings us together regardless of  ethnicity, religion, or age. Your support for my project would be  greatly appreciated!

Illustrations are almost complete! The funds raised from this project will go towards:

  • Completing and paying for the Book Illustrations
  • Final editing and text overlay
  • Printing and shipping costs
  • Backer rewards
  • Kickstarter fees
  • Marketing so other people can find this amazing book

Ellie Marches On is written by me, and I've gotten  help with the illustrations, book design, final production, and printing  logistics from my friends at Yip Jar.

US, UK, EU, AU, and CA Friendly Shipping

All rewards for backers within the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Australia  and  across the EU will ship from distributors within these countries or  regions, thus avoiding import fees and taxes.

A Super-Big Thank You!

Thank you for checking out Ellie Marches On! I hope you are as excited to see it come to life as I am. Every little bit helps and any contributions are greatly appreciated.

- Audra Notgrass

Risks and challenges

Ellie Marches On is in the process of being professionally edited,illustrations are almost complete, and the final text overlay should go smoothly. I am very close to being able to print the book and at this point I don't anticipate any issues with being able to ship all rewards in June.

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