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A children's book about women in paleontology, showing history, present diversity, and future of women in paleo in English and Spanish.
A children's book about women in paleontology, showing history, present diversity, and future of women in paleo in English and Spanish.
257 backers pledged $11,945 to help bring this project to life.

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She Found Fossils is a children's book about women in paleontology. It details the history, present diversity, and up-and-coming paleontologists in a storybook way with original illustrations that kids will love. It will be published in English and Spanish so that it's accessible to a wider audience.

We want this book to showcase the diversity of careers and ethnicities that are present in paleontology today, while highlighting the scientific accomplishments of women worldwide.

The book will be 8.5x8.5 inches and softcover and also available in ebook format.

The fundraising goal we've set here is the minimum we need to cover illustration, translation edits, and publication costs.

Funds exceeding $4000 will be used to print additional copies of the book for donation to libraries and schools worldwide. Funds exceeding $5000 will be used be used to cover the voluntary work of writing and advertising the book.

UPDATE on March 14, 2017: New fundraising goals: at $15,500 we can translate the book into 2 additional languages. At $20,500 we can translate the book into 3 additional languages.

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Ella Encontró Fósiles es un libro para niños sobre mujeres paleontólogas. Es un libro sobre la historia, la diversidad presente y las paleontólogas que vienen en la forma de cuentos con ilustraciones originales que encantan a los niños. El libro será publicado en inglés y en español para hacerlo accesible a una audiencia más amplia. Queremos que este libro muestre la diversidad de carreras y etnicidades que están presentes en la paleontología hoy en día y, al mismo tiempo, que destaque los logros científicos de mujeres en el mundo.

 El libro será de 8.5x8.5 pulgadas y con tapa blanda y también estará disponible en formato ebook.

 Los objetivos de fondos que establecimos aquí es lo mínimo que necesitamos para cubrir el costo de las ilustraciones, edición, traducción y publicación.

 Los fondos que excedan los $4000 serán usados para imprimir copias adicionales del libro para ser donados a bibliotecas y escuelas en todo el mundo. Los fondos que excedan los $5000 serán usados para cubrir el trabajo voluntario de escribir y publicitar el libro.

INFORME el 3 the Marzo, 2017: Tenemos nuevos objetivos para los fondos: con $15,500 podemos traducir el libro en 2 idiomas adicionales. Con $20,500 podemos traducir el libro en 3 idiomas adicionales.

Risks and challenges

We don't foresee any major challenges for this project.
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    Greeting Cards (Set of 3)

    A set of 3 greeting cards with original illustrations of historical women paleontologists.

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    Autographed Print

    A 8.5x11 inch print of one of the original illustrations from the book, signed by the artist.

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    The Book!

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    A Book and a Print

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    The Mighty Bundle!

    A hard copy and a pdf copy of the book (in English or Spanish), a 8.5x11 inch print of original artwork, and a set of 3 greeting cards with additional artwork. For every Mighty Bundle we get, we can also donate a book to a public library.

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