A printed volume featuring stories that highlight the resiliency of youth who have experienced foster care.
Written by the foster care community, for the foster care community. Created by the people who made ReMoved.
Featuring true short stories, poems, artwork, and vignettes from the voices of youth who’ve experienced foster care. Compiled into a printed Anthology, these stories paint an in-depth picture of what it’s like to be in foster care.
The ReMoved Book.
Based on the ReMoved Films, this is the printed version - highlighting the foster care experience from the child's point of view. This time the stories are written by the real people.
Several months ago we invited the foster care community to imagine they were given a page in a book to say something - to share a story, an insight, a lesson, a poem, painting, or whatever. We asked kids currently in care and foster care alum. The stories they told were deeply profound, insightful, and inspiring.
Who is this book for?
If you're a foster parent, if you're a social worker, if you're a teacher, this is a book for you. Teachers, therapists, mentors, neighbors, friends...the list goes on. If you care about kids, if you care about the future, if you love stories, if you breathe air....seriously though. This is a book for everyone. Educational, gorgeous, full of profound insights from incredibly brave, resilient, and inspiring children and now-adults...this book is one you want to make sure you own.
This book is also for current foster youth. Many children who have experienced foster care feel alone and voiceless. Hearing the stories of others empowers current youth to raise their voice and share their story. The Anthology Project stands alongside current children in foster care, assuring them that they are not alone.
Help us get this book into the hands of the people that need it most - both youth in care and those who work with them.
When you back a copy of the book for yourself (by selecting the reward "The Book"), we actually send you two. One for you, and one for you to give. Perhaps your local library, a school, or someone you know personally.
The Anthology Project literally gives a voice to current youth and alum. It builds community, solidarity, and hope for others in care who haven’t found their voice yet. Like the short films, it raises awareness and inspires change.
It builds community, solidarity, and hope for others in care who haven’t found their voice yet. Like the short films, it raises awareness and inspires change.
This book is a hard cover, coffee-table worthy book with beautifully designed pages in full color ink. Detail is everything, and you will see it reflected in each page. The quality of the stories is equally matched by the printing, design, touch and feel of this tangible testament to the strength and beauty of human resiliency.
We are printing this book in the United States, because we care about how people are treated and our footprint on the environment.
What should I do?
Buy one (get 2!), buy five (get 10!)... Give them away—get them out into your community to those who need them. We believe deeply in the power of the grassroots movement to bring change and make a difference in every community across each country. ReMoved has grown a worldwide following, and we believe that each one of you has the power to impact your sphere of influence.
If you haven't seen the films yet, you can check out the first one below. The short films have helped millions to understand what foster care is like from the perspective of a child, building empathy and better care from social workers, foster parents, birth parents, teachers, and other professionals working with youth in care.
Risks and challenges
We've done a successful Kickstarter before (a short film for $130k), and we delivered the rewards before the projected date. We intend to meet our deadlines again, but of course there is always a possibility of delays. We have consultants we work with, however, so we are equipped to overcome any obstacles that may present themselves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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