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$1,341
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
30
backers
23days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, July 20 2019 2:24 PM UTC +00:00.

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6/10 UPDATE: Due to Kickstarter policies, I will not be able to raise funds directly to United We Dream (as mentioned in my Kickstarter video). Instead, I will continue to keep them in my plans to support post-campaign should my Kickstarter get successfully funded. Apologies for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!

Thanks for visiting! Here's a look at my 2nd Kickstarter project: 

Exclusive to Kickstarter, my new children’s book “You Are Invited!” is inspired by the DREAMers movement and has themes of diversity, inclusion, and creativity. It’s about a fun party with pizza that floats, donuts growing trees, fireworks made of popcorn...and everyone's invited! 🎉

Click below to preview and hear me read the entire book!

I also have uniquely “disguised letters" in the front and back endpaper designs of my children’s book on #diversityandinclusion! Click video below to have me read it to you and tell me what you think!


My first goal with the children’s book is to promote themes of diversity and inclusion. The title "You Are Invited!" is a protest to the way the current administration has handled immigration policies. Aside from the book itself, I also recognize the lack of diversity in the publishing industry and take pride in highlighting my role as an Asian American female children’s book creator.

My second goal aims to support the idea that children's books can be just as powerful in shaping modern culture as tv, music, and movies. Green eggs and ham has become an international breakfast treat for kids thanks to Dr. Seuss. Roald Dahl had us imagine a visit to a chocolate factory and coined the term "Oompa Loompa" years before his book became a beloved movie classic. So it's my hope that my new children’s book can help make an impact in the diversity and inclusion conversation.

My last goal is to celebrate creativity. Inspired by the DREAM act, I play on the word “dream” to imagine a party that includes pizza that floats, donuts growing trees, and fireworks made of popcorn. The news could be so bleak right now, so I wanted to counter that a colorful and imaginative environment where everyone’s invited. 😁

📷: Santos Social Club
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For those new to my journey, I am Angel Halo Chang. My work in children’s books has been a combination of her experience teaching preschool, being an education advocate, and an interest in both illustration and storytelling. In June 2017, I launched my 1st book collection on Kickstarter. I successfully published four different books and made donations to support schools via DonorsChoose and Sandy Hook Promise. I've also been featured on NextShark, Resonate Voices, and actor Osric Chau's YouTube channel

Since then, I'm convinced that children’s books can have a powerful impact and are just as important to shaping our culture as tv, movies, and music. Which is why I want to create children books that are inspired by our current state of affairs in hopes that future generations will have a better understanding of social awareness. So come on and join me, because “You Are Invited!” to celebrate inclusion, diversity, and creativity! 🎉 

I was also pregnant while preparing this project and didn't want to pass up on my chance to do a dance video like this, lol. 

Risks and challenges

All projects have some level of risks and challenges. This will be my 2nd Kickstarter campaign after the success of my last Kickstarter project in 2017. I've made some changes to from my last Kickstarter to increase the chance of success here. I am sharing one book project instead of four. My funding goal is less than my last project, and I've also extended the funding period. My biggest challenge will likely be managing the volume of orders and fulfilling them in a timely manner all while raising a newborn at home. :)

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