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By Kate Eldean & Pam Krikke
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About

As a mother daughter team, we have collaborated on many different occasions to create something beautiful.  This is the culmination of many years of dreaming about a little girl full of grace and grit who might bring a strong, hopeful message of hope, love, generosity and healing to a culture that is in such dyer need of it.  Gracie Brave is a book series that begins with this little lady who will take you on numerous adventures to all sorts of  destinations near and far.  Gracie makes unlikely friendships along the way and affirms the story of people everywhere who have differences, disabilities, dysfunction and other often unseen challenges that cause them to feel alone.  

Gracie herself struggles with childhood depression, but with a team of support and the love of her family nothing is going to stop her. This book is a helpful resource for parents and caregivers because it opens up conversations with children who may be going through a period of low mood or confusing feelings they don’t understand. We can encourage them to talk with a safe adult about how they feel and make sense of their experience. This story is our story of a mother and daughter working to navigate life with clinical depression since the age of five. It is our hope that children and adults will identify with Gracie and begin the process of breaking the silence that mental illness often reinforces.

More than just a book series, Gracie is a movement about BRAVERY. It is about choosing the road that leads to freedom and life against ALL odds. Gracie is transported by her red, heart balloon and accompanied by her constant companion, Ellie the elephant who helps her to feel safe when she is away from her home and Mom.  We all deserve the chance to be Brave and we at Gracie Brave know that the call to Bravery is alive and well......Let's chase after it and achieve the things we never thought that we could do on our own.  Gracie Brave is how we have personally responded at this time to a brave call!  Will you help us?  Will you join our team?  

Risks and challenges

Because this project involves a book, we can limit risks by printing fewer copies.
We have researched our startup costs well and feel we have things under control. But if something unforeseen happens, we have assembled a great team filled with talented people who will work together to resolve any problems.
We are listing lenient delivery dates for rewards based on the research we've already done on their turn around time for production/delivery. That way, hopefully they will be in the donors' hands earlier than they are anticipating. If any other hick-ups do arise, we will leave ongoing notifications on the "update" link.
If we exceed our goal for funds needed for Book 1 any and all additional funds will go towards the production and illustration of Book 2.
Please reach out to us @ graciebrave1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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    Stalwart Stewards: Virtual shout out on social media and a BRAVE affirmation rock.

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    Courageous Companions: Virtual shout out on social media and an autographed copy of Gracie Brave.

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    Plucky Providers: An adorable, cozy Gracie Brave tee-shirt with the beautiful art of our illustrator Jane Moore Houghton and an autographed copy of Gracie Brave.

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    Recklessly Abandoned Rescuers: Gracie Brave Box of "Chocolates for Change”. Yum! Who doesn’t love chocolate, and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Audacious Affirmer: A beautiful, custom made BRAVE hand stamped pewter heart necklace and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Whimsical Warrior: Stay hydrated with our custom, engraved Gracie Brave stainless steel canteen and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Aspiring Advocate: Set of twelve custom Jane Moore Houghton Greeting Cards made just for the Gracie Brave Campaign and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Confident Confidante: Urban Ashes Frame made from reclaimed wood from Detroit, MI. This special company reclaims beautiful urban salvaged/deconstructed woods and repurposes ex-felons lives with meaningful work and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Gallant Giver: A beautiful handmade keepsake box perfect for storing jewelry and beloved trinkets, the BRAVE stamped pewter heart necklace and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Heroic Hand: Custom water color family portrait of you and your BRAVE tribe made by our artist friend, Emily Call and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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    Freedom Fighter: Custom Mixed Media piece created by Jane Moore Houghton on wood panel ready to hang on your wall and an autographed copy of the Gracie Brave Book.

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