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A bi-lingual story about a young boy, his first hair cut, and the trust built between a father and son.
A bi-lingual story about a young boy, his first hair cut, and the trust built between a father and son.
276 backers pledged $12,189 to help bring this project to life.

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What's the story?

Furqan Moreno wakes up and decides that today he wants his hair cut for the first time. His dad has just the style: a flat top fade! He wants his new haircut to be cool but when they get to the barbershop, he’s a bit nervous about his decision. He begins to worry that his hair will look funny, imagining all the flat objects in his day to day life. Before he knows it, his haircut is done and he realizes that his dad was right -- Furqan's first flat top is the freshest!

Where did it come from? 

Several years ago I started working on a series of short stories using creative writing and illustration. While exploring many themes, ideas, and characters, I came up with this story.

Why am I making this book? 

First and foremost, I want to tell a good story. I want to reflect some of the children and families I see; I love children’s books and think diverse stories like this one need to be seen. As a parent, I understand the importance of encouraging reading at an early age, and this book will be in both Spanish and English, as I know the positive impact it can have when children are exposed to more than one language. Lastly I think it is important to show a loving relationship between a father and his son.

Who am I? 

I’m a visual artist with over 9 years experience working as an illustrator and muralist. I am a big fan of powerful and compelling stories and have been studying storytelling for many years now. As a freelance illustrator, I have worked for various organizations, small businesses, individuals, magazines, newspapers, and other publications. As mentioned above, I’m a parent and good stories are very important to my family and myself. I've also worked as a teacher in public schools and after school programs for almost a decade, interacting with kids of all ages, through which I've learned a lot about what kids like and don’t like.

How it will happen? How will the money be spent?

This book is meant to be, and has been in my mind for a long time. With your support, this book will receive the final writing and artwork it deserves. It will be translated into Spanish. Then it will be designed and laid out professionally by my partner, Joy Liu who is a fantastic designer. Finally it will be printed and shipped to you.

If I reach my goal, the production process can finish, but if I am short by even one cent, the book may never see the light of day.

The funds raised here will be used to:

  • Finish the production (illustration + writing)
  • Translate the words into Spanish
  • Have the book laid out and designed
  • Get the book printed
  • Ship the book to you

When will the book be ready? 

After the campaign is over, I’m looking to have the book production, design, printing, and shipping done within 10-12 months from the launch date of this goal.

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Risks and challenges

It's possible that there may be a delay or problem with the printing and design of the book. If any such problem should arise I will be sure to let everyone know through the updates.

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