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A glimpse into the customs, dance, food, craft, music and holiday traditions passed down from generations of Ukrainians.
Join Oksana on her Ukrainian American cultural journey!
Join Oksana on her Ukrainian American cultural journey!
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"My Ukrainian American Story" will be available as a hardcover and softcover book, 8.5” x 8.5” square.
"My Ukrainian American Story" will be available as a hardcover and softcover book, 8.5” x 8.5” square.

 

 

“My Ukrainian American Story” is a thirty-six page children’s picture book written and illustrated by Adrianna Bamber. Adrianna has wonderfully paired cultural moments with detailed color illustrations. Join female protagonist Oksana as she shares her world filled with the customs, dance, food, craft, music and holiday traditions passed down from generations of Ukrainians. 

 

A few page spread examples from "My Ukrainian American Story".
A few page spread examples from "My Ukrainian American Story".

 

“My Ukrainian American Story” is for everyone interested in learning about and celebrating Ukrainian American culture. It is aimed for children ages 4 - 6 or grades K - 2. Younger children will enjoy having this book read to them and older children will enjoy reading it on their own.

If you know someone in your community who would love to have this book for their children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, neighbors, students, library patrons, please share this with them. MyUkrainianAmericanStory.com

 

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Page Spread Evolution Example

 

Adrianna Bamber, aka A.Bamber. Adrianna is both the author and illustrator of “My Ukrainian American Story”. Double whammy! Adrianna is also a designer and pretty skilled at operating a sewing machine. Note: handmade Oksana doll. Adrianna was inspired by her childhood memories and love of Ukrainian culture to create this book.

Adrianna's other illustration work can be viewed at abamber.com and on social media. 

Twitter: @abamber | Instagram: @instabamber

Thank you for supporting this crowdfunding campaign! (New to Kickstarter? Here's how it works.) Below are some of the rewards I'm offering for your pledge of support:

Campaign Rewards Made by Adrianna Bamber
Campaign Rewards Made by Adrianna Bamber

Rewards will ship as soon as they are ready!

FYI: Greeting cards, postcards, books and fabric for Oksana doll will all be printed in the USA.

I plan to offer "My Ukrainian American Story" for sale internationally. For now, the only international reward I am offering is a postcard. If this campaign is successful and you'd like to be informed when the book is for sale internationally, please contact me by clicking "A.Bamber" on the top left of this page, check back here or MyUkrainianAmericanStory.com for updates. Thank you for your interest!

If you’re excited about “My Ukrainian American Story”, dig my illustration style or think this project is superb, I’d love for you to share my campaign with others! Word of mouth is excellent as is social media.

The share arrow button at the top of the page works great for Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and Pinterest. If you'd like to mention my handle on Twitter, @abamber use these “share ready” posts:

Check out this children's book @Kickstarter campaign for "My Ukrainian American Story" by @abamber - http://kck.st/2qWyZQh #crowdfund

Pledge your support & help @abamber publish her first book, My Ukrainian American Story on @Kickstarter! http://kck.st/2qWyZQh #crowdfund

Take a cultural journey in "My Ukrainian American Story" a #kidsbook by @abamber on @Kickstarter - http://kck.st/2qWyZQh #kickstarter

  • The creation of the book - ISBNs, PCIP, Copyright filing, PCN (shipping to the Library of Congress & US copyright office), illustration/design tools (Adobe Creative Cloud subscription fee, digital brushes, research books, sketchbook, fonts), printer fees- set up, handling, proofing & printing the book!
  • Shipping of the book - to me so I can ship it to you! Tape, envelopes, labels, label printer, stamps, boxes.
  • Promotion of the book - website hosting, domain name, producing rewards for Kickstarter campaign, Kickstarter and credit card processing fees, taxes.

 

Risks and challenges

Hooray! I have “My Ukrainian American Story” written and illustrated.

The “yikes” part is that I haven’t crowdfunded or published a book before. I plan to get “My Ukrainian American Story” published and shipped to you as soon as possible! I will keep you posted on my progress with updates.

Thank you so very much for your support!

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    Thank You! Дякую!

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    Personalized Postcard

    I will mail you a personalized postcard thank you note. The postcard front is of an illustrated scene from "My Ukrainian American Story".

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    Softcover Book

    1 Full color 36 page softcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

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    Signed Softcover Book

    1 Full color 36 page softcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book signed by Author - Illustrator Adrianna Bamber!

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    Hardcover Book

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    Signed Hardcover Book

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    Softcover + Hardcover

    - 1 Full color 36 page softcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

    - 1 Full color 36 page hardcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

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    Softcover Book + Handmade Oksana Doll

    - 1 Full color 36 page softcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book signed by Author - Illustrator Adrianna Bamber!

    - 1 Handmade, 12" Oksana Doll by Adrianna Bamber

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    Hardcover Book + Handmade Oksana Doll

    - 1 Full color 36 page hardcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book signed by Author - Illustrator Adrianna Bamber!

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    Book Gifting Bundle

    - 2 Full color 36 page softcover copies of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

    - 2 Full color 36 page hardcover copies of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

    - 4 Illustrated Greeting Cards.
    Front of greeting cards - illustration from "My Ukrainian American Story". Inside of greeting cards are blank for your use.

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    Gifting Bundle + Handmade Dolls

    - 2 Full color 36 page softcover copies of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

    - 2 Full color 36 page hardcover copies of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book by Adrianna Bamber!

    - 2 Handmade, 12" Oksana Dolls by Adrianna Bamber

    - 4 Illustrated Greeting Cards.
    Front of greeting cards - illustration from "My Ukrainian American Story". Inside of greeting cards are blank for your use.

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    Patron Of The Arts

    Support my independent artist - illustrator career. Help me pursue making more books!

    -1 Full color 36 page hardcover copy of "My Ukrainian American Story" children's picture book signed by Author - Illustrator Adrianna Bamber with sketches drawn on the inside cover.

    - 1 Super duper special thank you card.

    - My gratitude.

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