Rad Girl Revolution will be a hardcover (10x8") children's book for kids ages 3-7 that empowers young girls and encourages gender equal mindsets in young boys.
RAD stands for Rise Above Doubt and Reach Any Dream. The book will feature 30 inspiring storybook-style photos of real little girls in fields typically under-represented by women, along with a rhyming verse describing each career. The book includes occupations such as Scientist, Judge, Artist, Astronaut, Doctor, Pilot, Journalist, Director, Chef, Author, CEO, Engineer, Paleontologist, President, and many more.
We don't want our message getting muddled in the fantasy of typical picture book illustrations. We are showing young girls career opportunities they may not otherwise know exist, and we believe photos of real girls help further drive home the reality. Plus, as anyone with little kids knows, children LOVE looking at photographs of other kids! Children are intrigued by their peers- influenced even, so we felt the positive and empowering portrayal of real little girls was a must.
There are many empowering children's books that are suited for girls 7 and up, but we wanted our book to appeal to a younger audience. Gender stereotypes are set in children as early as age 6, so it is crucial to expose them to empowering books and reach them during the critical developmental ages of 3-7 years old.
1. The Book
2. Kickstarter Exclusive Coloring Book
3. Rad Girl Sticker Sheet
4. A Rad Girl Revolution "Future Madam President" T-Shirt
5. Print YOUR Rad Girl's Name in the Book
6. "Rad Girl Revolution" School Pack
7. Your Own "Rad Girl" Photoshoot
STRETCH GOAL ANNOUNCED:
Hello! We are Sharita Manickam & Jen Bruno! RAD Girl Revolution was written by Sharita and photo-illustrated by Jen. We are neighbors from Forest Hills, NY and we became fast friends when our kids started having playdates together. We found we had shared creative interests and similar values in raising socially-conscious children.
While empowering books such as Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, She Persisted, and Little Leadersfill our children's bookshelves, we wanted to create a book where every little girl could see themselves represented in the pages. We believe it is very important to teach our children about inspiring women of the past, but we also feel it's essential for young girls to be able to picture themselves becoming the inspiring women of the future!
We are inspired by the increased momentum toward gender equality, and feel that putting these images and rhymes in front of today’s youth can help better level the playing field from the start.
We are taking pre-orders to raise funds to edit, print and ship the first 1,000 copies and to cover expenses (costumes, props, location fees) for the remaining photoshoots.
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Risks and challenges
As with any Kickstarter, your credit card will not get charged unless we reach our goal.
We are fully committed to seeing this project to completion and staying on track with our timeline. We have a pool of models already lined up for the remaining photoshoots and have secured locations and many of the costumes and props. We have also already sourced reputable printers for the book and our Kickstarter rewards.
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