The first campaign allowed us to print our first book, ’Bessie, Queen of the sky’. Our backers gave us the inspiration to continue creating. Thanks to this campaign, we have added 5 more books to the collection!!!
These books are also a vehicle for us to raise awareness about the importance of the content we consume and we read to our children. Reading is a great tool to inspire our kids. Through reading, we not only teach them vocabulary, but also instill empowering ideas and perspectives that will support their dreams. Telling them new stories will hopefully change theirs!
INSPIRING GIRLS TO DREAM BIG AND DO MORE!
Each book in the collection combines reality with elements of fantasy, captivating the attention of our youngsters while at the same time showing them the power of determination. Our Queens show our little girls (and boys) that anything is possible if we set our minds to it!
Queen Girls is a collection of books for CONSCIOUS families, for parents who are aware of the importance of the content we consume and read to our children.
***ONE FOR ONE | BOOK FOR BOOK***
Buy one and we'll donate another to a child who might be struggling to dream! We'll be partnering with organizations that empower girls and fight illiteracy.
Bessie, Queen of the Sky - Inspired by the life of Bessie Coleman, the first black American woman to fly airplanes - ‘She was determined to make her dream come true. No one could have imagined that a girl from a humble family would get out of the cotton fields and become a pilot.'
Savitri, the Teaching Queen - Inspired by the life of Savitri Phule, the first female teacher in India who opened a school for girls - ‘She was able to mobilize her entire community and make her dream come true. Through books, she taught students the power of learning.’
Marie, the Bright Queen - Inspired by the life of Marie Curie, the first woman to receive two Nobel prizes for her discoveries for humanity - ‘She teaches us that curiosity, along with a playful attitude, can uncover true talent. But the most important learning is the power of camaraderie. By joining forces, Marie and her sister were both able to study and shine bright!'
Junko, Queen of the Mountains - Inspired by the life of Junko Tabei, the first woman to climb Mount Everest - ‘She felt she belonged to the mountains. Despite the challenges she faced being a girl, she didn't let that ruin her dreams. If there's a will, there's a way. And this determination helped her find her way to the top!'
Isadora, the Dancing Queen - Inspired by the life of Isadora Duncan, often considered the creator of contemporary dance - ‘She dreamed of dancing freely, in harmony with nature. Isadora realized she was different, but she was brave enough to be herself. She was determined to follow her heart and nothing could undermine her will to dance.’
Frida, Queen of the Canvas - Inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo, a world renowned Mexican artist who inspired women to show their strength despite unfortunate circumstances - ‘She knew she could do anything she set herself out to do. Determined to shine, she was able to turn her physical pain into beautiful art.’
Show us your love and we'll love you right back! By sharing our project on social media you'll get our first version of ‘Bessie, Queen of the sky’ (eBook) + Digital Activity Book + Digital Coloring Book!
Jimena Durán (Founder and Creative Director) - Jimena conceptualized Queen Girls inspired by her first son, Luca! She felt the urge to do something to bring awareness on stereotypes in early childhood literature. She knows, that this is the time, when their little minds forming perspectives that will hold true his entire life. Jimena leads content strategy and social concept development (while changing tons of diapers at the same time)!
Andrea Doshi (Co-Founder and QG Ambassador) - Andrea's work with kids as a speech therapist combined with her experiences exploring the world have fueled her inspiration for this project. She takes care of our community and is constantly looking for opportunities to spread the love. Andrea enjoys flying as much as Queen Bessie!
Graphic Design by Chiara Fabbri. Beautiful Illustrations by Chiara Fabbri and Denise Muzzio.
Authors include Claudia Smith (Marie, the Bright Queen), Sol Gonzalez Feliciano (Junko, Queen of the Mountains), Claire Tomkinson (Frida, Queen of the Canvas), Andrea Doshi (Savitri, the Teaching Queen and Bessie, Queen of the Sky) and Jimena Durán (Isadora, the Dancing Queen and Bessie, Queen of the Sky).
Editing by Victoria O'Malley.
Special thanks to Justin for your patience. Also, many thanks to Brendan and Pooja for your love and support!
Read reviews from 'Bessie, Queen of the Sky' (or share yours if you forgot) on Amazon!
We can't thank you enough for your support! Thank you, thank you, thank you <3
Risks and challenges
While there will always be risks, we're confident this campaign will be as successful as our first. Last time around we were able to deliver over 1,500 books to smiling faces across 17 countries!
With 6 books now in the collection, logistics is bound to be more complicated. But rest assured, every last detail will be accounted for to ensure your books are delivered in a timely fashion!
And we promise to be open and honest with you every step of the way!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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