Linnie Mae is a 9 year old girl who lives a comfortable life in the suburbs with her parents. She has not spent much time in the city and definitely does not understand the homeless. Her mind is filled with negative stereotypes and scary images of those who sleep on streets. In one night, her attitude completely changes. During a volunteer excursion with her family, Linnie Mae meets some interesting people and hears some intriguing stories. In the end, she makes a connection with those she met and learns that all people are people. A homeless person is a person with a story just like her. LINNIE MAE'S NEW FRIENDS is a kid's picture book about investing time in others, offering a helping hand, and personal self-discovery.
Aaron M. Brown is a husband, father, and community advocate. He, along with his family, has committed his life to positively impacting others and motivating people to take action in their communities.
Paulina Ganucheau is an up-and-coming illustrator and graphic artist. She is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential Art. She is an avid lover of design, illustration, and comic books.
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The story is written. The illustrations are almost complete. A digital version of the book is in the works. Educational materials have been created to help parents and teachers open dialogue with children about homelessness and caring for others. What we do not have at this time are the funds needed to print copies of the book. That is why we need your help. The funds from this project will be used to help cover printing expenses and promotional expenses. As you know, Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. We need your support to ensure that we hit our goal. Partner with us and help us positively impact the lives of children everywhere.
Risks and challenges
LIfe is full of obstacles and challenges. We do not expect this project to be any different. As mentioned above, the story is written and illustrations will be finished soon so they will not be a concern. The biggest challenges will come during the printing and distribution phase of the project. We are prepared and ready for all obstacles. Regardless of the outcome of this Kickstarter campaign, we are committed to printing copies of this book. If unsuccessful, it will take us a lot longer to make this dream come true. If the homeless can battle and survive the challenges of the street, we can overcome any obstacle in our way in the completion of this book!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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