Meet Journee and Carter! Carter is an energetic and adventurous little boy who's view of the world and loving relationship with his big sister are shared in this book. Journee is his amazing big sister, a talented and inspiring little girl challenged with Autism. My Sister Has Super Powers, created by McFadden Ministries in cooperation with Franc Village Studios, is a family project written by their Dad Rodney and illustrated by their Mom Denys, shares Journee and Carter’s familiar story for countless families across the United States and beyond. Each colorfully illustrated page highlights her extraordinary characteristics, bringing to life her joyful personality that are more like SUPER POWERS in the eyes of her four year-old brother. Like no other children’s book before, My Sister Has Super Powers gives individuals a glimpse into the everyday reality of a family supporting a loved one with special needs, while offering child readers faces and characters they can relate to.
The son of educational entrepreneurs, author and father Rodney McFadden was gifted from the start with a love for learning, and an ability to lift the spirits of those around him. This South Carolina native defied environmental circumstance, going on to become a beloved Educator, Athlete, Coach, Motivational Speaker, Musician--and most recently Author and Chaplain. A true polyhistor, Rodney works diligently to develop the opportunities given him; while humbly giving credit to God and his family for his myriad of successes.
Inspired by the bourgeoning brilliance he saw in his children Journee and Carter, Rodney sought to capture this truth to share with the world - that all children have been endowed by their Creator with awesome, even Super Powers that should not be trivialized, or ignored. The book’s rhyming verse supports literacy in young or struggling readers, and provides a poetic story flow to help retain young listeners’ attention. His wife Denys, encouraged by these beautiful words, adds her artistic gifts; making this a true “family affair”.
Rodney hopes to continue spreading this message while writing new adventures of his "Dynamic Duo." He asks that we all share our experiences and positive visions, as we build a strong foundation; fit for our children to thrive.
The book’s illustrations were designed with care by mother, math teacher, photographer and graphic designer, Denys McFadden.
Its layout vividly captures the emotions and adventures shared between the two siblings, and special moments as Carter observes and admires his sister from day-to-day.
The backdrop of each colorful page is strategically designed to follow a rainbow motif, thrilling and engaging its young readership with multiple opportunities to practice color recognition.
We are pleased that in addition to the hardcopy and .pdf versions of this book, we are also offering with each increased tier of support bonus assets to further stimulate and expand Autism Awareness learning along with our book. Assets include My Sister Has Super Powers bookmarks and stickers, autographed copies of this first edition print, t-shirts, and we've even included one week's worth of My Sister Has Super Powers lesson plans to help guide you as you structure your own Autism Awareness learning week for your learners (5-day packet; adaptable for elementary levels K-5).
AUDIO BOOK VERSION
We are excited to share that the audio book version is already in the works. We know well the varied symptoms that affect those challenged by Autism and we want to make sharing this book as easy for your family and friends to enjoy as possible. The audio book version will be an added learning option for teaching Autism awareness to those who are stimulated by sound. We have set our kickstarter goal with the production costs for the additional audio book version in mind. Child narrated and filled with creative sound design to interest our listeners, My Sister Has Super Powers' touching storyline and colorful pages will be further brought to life by originally composed music and songs by Franc Village Studios and finally professionally edited. The audio book edition will be ready for delivery later this year, December 2019; just in time to be enjoyed through the holidays.
Journee and Carter’s story in My Sister Has Super Powers represents the experience of countless families across the globe. It is the story of your child, your family, your neighbor, the children you teach, and the friends your kids interact with everyday at school, church, or in the community. Your support of this project gives your kids an invaluable opportunity to see themselves in their books, while building empathy, appreciation, and understanding for others.
Needless to say, the initial work and time already invested by our team has been a SUPER 💥 POWER sized project, but one this family knows is worth sharing to support so many Autism and special needs families across the globe!
So please know that your support through pre-orders and donations are met with McFadden Ministries’ deepest appreciation as they work around their family’s challenges and needs to share this project with you. We know My Sister Has Super Powers will make a wonderful difference in your lives, just as your support has in ours.
P.S. ...And to all the SUPER POWERED kids out there and the families and communities that support them everyday...you are the REAL SUPERHEROES! Stay Awesome!!
Risks and challenges
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
It is important for us to do everything we can to provide what you are expecting. We have planned and organized everything to ensure that risks and challenges remain minimal. All we need now for this project to be successful is your support and enthusiasm.
A portion of the funding will be directed towards a full-color ebook and audio book version that will be released later in December 2019. That being said, we hold ourselves to the absolute highest standards in terms of quality and will only ship or release once we meet or exceed standards. If any issues should arise along the way, we promise to be transparent and keep you updated.
Feel free to ask us any questions at any time and rest assured that we will deliver on our products so that you our customers are proud of us, and we too can be proud of ourselves.
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