Ida Finds Her Voice
This is the story about a little girl named Ida who encounters a number of unsettling situations that cause a variety of emotions. She encounters prejudice, discrimination, and intolerance towards her friends and family and she is trying to make sense of it all. But with the help of her family and her sidekick owl named Smalls, she finds the words to express her feelings and speaks out for love, tolerance, and inclusion of all people, cultures, and faiths.
To continue Ida's legacy of advocacy, a portion of the proceeds from future book sales will go to organizations that address inequities.
Join us On Our Journey!
Part of the glory of being an Ida backer is getting to see the BEHIND THE SCENES work being done as this book slowly comes to life! The artist Dawn Griffin will share her process as she completes pages of Ida's story from sketch to full color completed pages! Plus, get access to see some of the evolution of Ida's character design, interviews with the authors and artist, and more! You can find more of Dawn's art, kids books and comics HERE.
There is an Ida in each one of us! All it takes is one kind action or one kind word and the belief that every person deserves dignity and acceptance in order to make our world more just, loving, and tolerant. As an adult, it can sometimes be hard to find just the right words to help a child make sense of prejudice and intolerance, but you’re just the right person! Find the Ida in you and don’t be afraid to start the conversation. You will find others who want to join the conversation, and who knows, you might just start something extraordinary!
Choose one of these great pledge levels to help us bring Ida to life!
We're all in this together! Chip in to show your support and see the book come to life. You have our deepest gratitude!
Easy PDF download of the book!
A beautifully illustrated softcover book, plus the PDF version!
A personalized signed copy of the book by the authors and illustrator, with a sketch of Ida by the artist, and your name listed on the thank you page. Plus the PDF version!
All of the above PLUS an 8" handmade plush of Ida's sidekick owl named Smalls!
Our Smalls plushies are fully handmade by our seamstress friend Gina of Super Sox Shop!
All the above, and the handmade Smalls plush is UPGRADED to super-size, plus a fun coloring book! Only 20 slots available so act fast!
You become part of the story by having a caricature of you, your child, parent/loved one, or pet holding a positive sign at the end of the story! Also included: PDF of the book, 8" Smalls plush, coloring book, and poster.
Only 15 slots available so act fast!
Note: you can pledge any amount you wish, even more than $500 if you so desire, and select a reward level that is covered by that amount. All pledges will be greatly appreciated!
Risks and challenges
If we don't meet our goal, Ida won't be a part of the narrative! Ida is the perfect character for illustrating how kindness can make the world a more just and loving place. Please help Ida find her voice!
Though we have completed the character design and cover art, as well as the written story itself, the funding of this project will help to pay the artist to draw the entire book... and backers will get to see a lot of this process! From sketch to color! This also will take some time to complete, so please be patient with us as we bring Ida to life!
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