When we learn to love ourselves, we are better equipped to love others. When we are loving to others--it is called kindness.
Kindness is the foundation to building a better world.
When we teach children about compassion and kindness at a young age, we build a better future.
I hope that you can see that Elijah's Smiles Change the World as an important tool in the construction of a kinder world--for the children who so desperately need it today.
We plan on expanding and growing after this Kickstarter Campaign: School speaking events, books translated into different languages to include all children, interactive kindness initiatives for families and communities, and future books about different kindness cultures from around the world.
But we need to cover our basics first so that we can successfully do the rest. That is why this campaign is so important.
Please see this as more than "just another book." Because it is so much more than that. It is an opportunity for us to really change the world, and for you to help us.
Elijah's Smiles Change The World:
What happens when a child discovers the super powers of self-acceptance and kindness? Find out as Elijah makes the choice to change the world with his smiles.
Elijah's Smiles Change the World was written in memory of author Kelly Airhart's son Elijah. Each day Elijah's family does and act of kindness honoring the promise they made him to change the world with his love.
It is also Kelly's hope to bring a positive change to the world by promoting mental health and kindness through literacy.
You can follow Elijah's family adventures in kindness on their webpage www.elijahsmiles.com
About Author & Illustrator Kelly Airhart:
Kelly Airhart is an author, mom, blogger and daydreamer- changing the world one act of kindness at a time.
Her Children's Book, Eli The Crawfish in The Night That the Lights Went Out in Natchitoches has sold over 1,000 copies in her hometown Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Kelly has performed in Children's Theater, worked directly with hundreds of families at Walt Disney World, and is a mother of four beautiful boys. Her passion for children and families is genuine and robust.
Sharing Her Passion for Kindness and Mental Health:
Sometimes we lose our smiles. In this story, Elijah loses his after other children make fun of him for being different.
In real life, it was Author Kelly Airhart who lost her smile when her precious son Elijah passed away at only 3 months old.
In her journey with grief, she has found that writing and kindness have given her a way to continue Elijah's story and help her find her smile again.
In Elijah's Smiles Change The World, Elijah finds his smile again after learning that is our differences that make us special.
Smiling again, he makes the compassionate choice to help other's find their smile through kindness; because he doesn't want anyone to feel how he felt without his smile.
Calendar of Events
As a self published author, Kelly needs to take some important steps in order for Elijah's Smiles Change the World to be successful.
After doing plenty of research, Kelly has put together a list of basic investments that will help her pull off the best possible launch for her book.
One of the family's biggest goals, is getting their book into large book festivals- including BOOK CON in New York June 2 & 3rd.
Here a list of some of the basic costs Kelly and her family are up against:
To thank you for your support, we are excited to share the following rewards with you:
Stay Tuned for updates and events!
Risks and challenges
Elijah's Smiles Change the World is already 100% ready for print and distribution. Our family's biggest challenge is the promotional aspect. We are a low income family and self published books's success rely heavily on promotion and marketing--which can be costly.
However, no matter the level of "success" our book reaches, we are confident in our abilities to bring a positive change to the world with our story. Thank you again for your support.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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