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A children's book having colorful ethnic dolls with short descriptions & maps, encouraging children to learn world culture & geography Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on June 5, 2014.

A children's book having colorful ethnic dolls with short descriptions & maps, encouraging children to learn world culture & geography

About this project

The Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume has approximately one thousand ethnic dolls in its collection. Included in the Museum's mission statement is the comment that through dolls, textiles, masks, etc., we want to educate the public about the world's peoples & encourage interest in world geography.  This book might be called a book for children of all ages.  The colorful dolls chosen for each letter of the alphabet are eye catching.  We hope adults & children will peruse this book together, with comments flowing back & forth.  The book can provide several levels of learning.  On one page of the book there will be an ethnic doll, & on the opposite page there will be a colorful map & short, informative description of that doll. Ethnic dolls in folk or regional costume provide a fun way to learn about, enjoy, & respect other people different from ourselves.  Hopefully our book's readers will feel that excitement!  So far Museum funds have enabled us to begin preliminary work on the book.  Our funds are now exhausted, so we are reaching out to others for support, such as help for everything necessary for the printing/production costs & distribution/marketing costs.  Please view the video for more information about our project.  Hopefully, we then can place our book in national bookstore chains, online book stores, museum bookstores, etc.  If we exceed our funding goal, perhaps we could continue with a children's coloring book of ethnic dolls.

Risks and challenges

If funding is successful, we hope to have the book ready for sale the end of this year. The printing company is located outside the United States, but under the guidance of our project manager, a gentleman with decades of experience in the publishing field, we are confident we have a professional who will be able to steer us quickly through any potential delays/problems.

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  • You selected
    $20 reward

    0 backers

    For each donation of $20.00 or more, the donor will receive a set of 5 Museum textile postcards. (This reward is not mentioned in the video.)

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $50 reward

    4 backers

    For each donation of $50.00 or more, the donor will receive 1 free autographed copy of the book, plus the postcard set.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    $100 reward

    2 backers

    For a donation of $100.00 or more, the donor will receive 2 free autographed copies of the book, plus the postcard set.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    $300 reward

    1 backer

    With a donation of $300.00 or more, the donor will receive the postcard set, the 2 autographed copies and will be listed as a supporter in the book.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (50 days)