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A revolutionary kid's book. An opportunity to collaborate with the "You Sparkle Inside" team. You=atoms=stars, hence, you are a star!
You=atoms=stars, hence, you are a star!
You=atoms=stars, hence, you are a star!
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You Sparkle Inside: A Kids' Book + Commissions & Co-creation

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*New Reward: An 11"x17" poster of Rin Colabucci's amazing cover art! Add one (or more) to your order today!

*Great news!! We hit our $5000 stretch goal before 12/27/17. That means we are releasing the sticker with a code to download the audiobook! Everyone who orders a physical item will receive this bonus! Yay!

New! Watch Rachel Kann read the entire book to you, featuring Rin Colabucci's illustrations and guitar accompaniment by Brock Pollock! 

You Sparkle Inside is a brand-new children's book featuring written by poet Rachel Kann and illustrated by painter Rin Colabucci.

We believe the time has arrived for this message, and we are ready to share it with all children (of all ages!) on this big beautiful planet of ours.

Here's the nutshell version of the story:

You are made out of atoms. That's what stars are made out of. Hence, you are made of starstuff, which is awesome. We are all made of startstuff. Some people forget they are made of starstuff. Don't let them get you down. We need you to shine. When you shine, we remember to shine, too!

We hope you will help us spread our love worldwide.

We are so close to getting this project into the hands of children of all ages everywhere, and we want to make sure you know about it so you can spread the sparkle around!

We understand the desire to check the book out before buying. And we are ready to give you a sneak peek!

Check out some of Rin's amazing artwork from the book, with major thanks to our amazing co-creator, designer extraordinaire Emily Sperling:

The opening pages of You Sparkle Inside...
The opening pages of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 3 and 4 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 3 and 4 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 5 and 6 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 5 and 6 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 7 and 8 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 7 and 8 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 9 and 10 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 9 and 10 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 11 and 12 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 11 and 12 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Page 13 and 14 of You Sparkle Inside...
Page 13 and 14 of You Sparkle Inside...

 

Ok, hi, it's me, Rachel...can you even stand how GORGEOUS Rin's paintings are? What about Emily's inspired layout and design? I just can't wait to hold this in my hands and give it to every kid I love...which is every kid...I hope you are loving the book so far. I hope you want to buy it for everyone.

Risks and challenges

This project is locked in. We are extremely confident that we are bring it fruition. In fact, that is an ironclad promise. The book is completely written, the paintings are completely painted, our amazing co-creator, designer extraordinaire Emily Sperling has completed the layout, which is being sent to the printer. We are, as they say, good to go. We just want to get it out to as many people as possible.

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    Believe in the Sparkle!

    Kick some love down for You Sparkle Inside, just because you believe we should all let our unique soul shine!

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    Support the Sparkle!

    Show a little love, and we will send you a jpg of one of Rin Colabucci's amazing illustrations!

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    You Sparkle Inside: Digital Edition

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    You Sparkle Inside: Cover Art Poster

    A gorgeous 11x17 poster of Rin Colabucci's cover art painting: the illustration shown on the front of the book, "You Sparkle Inside."

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    You Sparkle Inside: Softcover Edition

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    You Sparkle Inside: Hardcover Edition

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    Soft & Hard Combo Pack

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    Softcover 3-Pack

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    Soft & Hard Combo Double Pack

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    You Sparkle Inside: Customized Softcover

    We will send you a PERSONALIZED gorgeous 8.5"x11" softcover edition of You Sparkle Inside. The story will be written directly addressed to the name of your choice!

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    Commissioned Poem & Line Drawing Combo

    Get a customized poem (50 words minimum) from Rachel and customized line drawing from Rin. We will send a short interview and then create a custom collaboration for you!

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    Co-creation Collaboration with Rachel

    Let's create a poetic tale together. Have a 30 minute minimum one on one session with Rachel via Skype and she will write a poetic tale for you, or with you, whichever you prefer, with a minimum of 200 words. (Rachel won Instructor of the Year this year from UCLA Extension Writers' Program, so she must be legit. This should be fun!)

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