About this project
Two years ago, Kickstarter supporters helped us create Future American President, an inspirational book to educate, empower and inspire children. Today, we are raising funds to print more books and to make special edition copies that feature YOUR child on the cover. Featuring a foreword by Zendaya.
To make your special edition book please select your pledge level first. After you have made your pledge take your child's closeup picture. Try to match the picture examples below. You will have 15 days after the campaign ends to upload the photo. You will be given upload instructions in the updates sections for backers only. Once your image is uploaded, we take it from there and make your one-of-a-kind book You will have your special edition book by the first part of December 2015 in time for the holidays.
Foreword by Disney star Zendaya.
Why are we making the special edition version?
Positive images have a lasting effect on children. We believe when a child sees themselves on the cover of a book titled Future American President, it becomes a daily reminder that anything is possible. This personalized special edition is an incredible way to make children feel special; boost their self-confidence; and teach them about America, past presidents, and iconic figures from every state in the country.
How to Add Your Child's Picture to the Cover
Book version - Take a close-up picture of your child against a plain wall. Have your child look directly into the camera and smile. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we will contact you for your image and create your beautiful special edition book.
Digital version - Take a close-up picture of your child against a plain wall. Have your child look directly into your smart-phone and smile. At the end of the Kickstarter campaign, we will contact you for your image and create your special edition digital file.
Children will love reading Future American President with their photo on the front and back cover. In the book title, the word president is used as a metaphor for greatness, because when a child can imagine themselves as a future American president, anything is possible.
How will your contribution be used?
The funds raised will be used to print your books, create the special edition covers, and package and ship your book to you. Funds will also be used for promotion and printing of more standard edition books.
What's inside Future American President?
Your "10 by 10", hardcover book will include photographs and statements from 100 children, representing every state in America. The children write, in their own words and handwriting, what they would accomplish as a future American president. The special edition book includes several educational elements. The timeline illustrates how America was formed by showing each state and the date of their admission to the Union.
For each state, the book highlights iconic figures who dreamed big. For example, Missouri's page includes the stories of Al Hirschfeld, Walker Evans and Misty Copeland.
HOW TO PLAY THE AMERICAN MAP GAME!
Follow the Havens family on their adventure to every state in American. In the American Map Game, the youngest member of the Havens family (Jayden Havens) takes you on a journey through a daily story. At the end of the daily story, Jayden asks a question. Use the map to answer one question per day on our Kickstarter page during the 30-day campaign. We will post one story and question each day at 9:00 a.m. PST. The prior day's story and questions will remain until all questions on the final day of this campaign.
YOUR CHILD'S PICTURE
You don't need to have your child's picture at the moment you pledge. You will have up to 30 days after the campaign end to upload your images to us. You can upload your images using Wetransfer.com or YouSendIt.com. The higher the resolution the better.
Taking your child's picture is easy. You only need to focus on our child looking directly into the camera like this image below.
Try to dress your child in light clothing and take their picture against a light or white background, like a white wall. Once you have your image you can upload the file to us once the Kickstarter campaign ends.
Always dream big,
Risks and challenges
We have spent all of 2015 working on fine tuning the process and have worked out all the kinks. We produced a test run with 12 parents, and we can now turn around the finished product in a fast and efficient manner. We are confident you will receive a product your child and family will cherish for decades to come.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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