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Isy Abraham-RavesonBy Isy Abraham-Raveson
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Isy Abraham-RavesonBy Isy Abraham-Raveson
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$5,249
pledged of $3,800pledged of $3,800 goal
146
backers
19days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, March 11 2019 12:10 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Hi! We thought there should be a book that introduces consent and boundaries to children in an age-appropriate way. 

So we made one! But we need your support!

 The Great Big Hug is a children's book about animal friends learning to set and respect boundaries. Follow Elephant and Meerkat as they become aware of power dynamics, recognize nonverbal cues, and understand that consent yesterday does not guarantee consent today.  

Elephant learns to wrestle with respect, tickle with tact, and hug without harm.  

Consent education should start at a young age to promote empathy and safety. Without pronouns or preachiness, The Great Big Hug can help young kids navigate interpersonal conflicts now and as they grow.  

Be a trendsetter. Get a limited edition Elephant and Meerkat tote!

NEW STRETCH GOAL: If we reach $6000, we will print an additional 100 copies of the book (75 in English and 25 in Spanish) to DONATE to the Bridge of Books Foundation in New Jersey, which will distribute the books to children throughout the state!

Since we raised $4400 (our first stretch goal), we will print 150 copies of The Great Big Hug in Spanish to sell on Etsy! 

About the Author

Isy Abraham-Raveson is a sexuality educator and preschool teacher in Philadelphia. She has a Bachelor's degree in Gender and Sexuality Studies and in June 2019 she will complete her Master's degree in Sexuality Education. She is the co-founder of YES!, through which Isy has led sexuality workshops for adults and children of all ages. Among Isy's greatest joys are singing and getting letters.

About the Illustrator

Todd Hall is a Content and Community Engagement Associate at Empatico, a free tool for teachers to connect their classrooms with other classrooms around the world. A visual artist since early childhood, Todd’s doodlings and dabblings span more than a decade across sketchbooks, canvases, sneakers, and decorative cakes. 

Where your funding goes

The Great Big Hug will be printed at KD Press in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Sophia Abraham-Raveson, Rachel Frome, and Callie Kennedy for lending their talent to the audiobook!

Thanks to Robyn Bonacci for filming the Kickstarter video!

Thanks to Adrienne Santamaria, Madeleine Witt, Ashley Chu, family, and friends for feedback and support!

Risks and challenges

Risks are low! The book is written and we are confident that we will deliver you a high quality book in a timely manner. Thank you for your support!

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