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By Rodney Crockett
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About

Literacy starts at a very young age. Interest in reading often starts when a child develops a particular interest in one or more characters that may be found in his or her books. The world that children experience today is as diverse as it's ever been, and the books that children read should reflect this diversity. Unfortunately, the world of children's book publishing has been slow to reflect in its offerings the diversity of the modern world. Choices are limited for parents seeking books with diverse characters for their children just starting out on the road to literacy. The main goal of this project is to "kickstart", if you will, some new life into the world of children's book publishing.  By providing a new perspective and voice in the world of children's literature through the development of a new book series that explores diversity of characters, culture, settings, and experiences, young children from all walks of life will have one more tool to gain a solid foot hold on the road to becoming passionate about reading and literacy.

Risks and challenges

This is my first foray into doing writing that will potentially be marketed for a mass commercial audience, so one challenge for me will be to make sure that the editing process allows for a finished product that is fit for mass consumption. I think my main challenge will be weighing the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing. I have already done a lot of research on each and I am currently leaning towards self-publishing as this appears to be the most cost-effective method for someone like myself who's not at established author. With self-publishing comes the additional task of finding an affordable illustrator to work with as I am not an artist. I've also done some research on the best methods to go about finding an illustrator to work with. I also plan on exploring the various available art schools and writing centers in the Indianapolis area to gain additional knowledge and insight regarding establishment of a relationship with an illustrator to collaborate with on the project.

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