"When can we see the Born to Fly book? When, when, WHEN???"
Okay, you win! I'm trying to keep the book under wraps until the companion curriculum is complete, but I WILL give you a tiny sneak peak at the cover.
So here for the 1st time ever (drum roll) is the cover of the wordless book that's the centerpiece of The B2F Project to stop child trafficking:
The words you see are the only words in the entire book! They are the title of the book in about 40 languages ranging from A to Z (Arabic to Zulu -- really!).
Shout out to many people, including the Twitterverse, for helping to get all those translations. We have so many translations in fact, that they spill over to the back cover (which isn't shown here). The actual cover is about 8x10" so it will be a lot easier to "read" than the tiny image you see here.
We're going wordless so that we don't have to translate the book into thousands of languages. We tell the story in 400 illustrations by artist Leah Wiedemer -- about 80 pages in all.
That's Blossom on the cover -- a caterpillar who has a dream to fly. In her quest to follow her dream, she gets kidnapped by the Dream Thieves, who are out to steal everyone's dreams (including hers). In the process she learns 4 important lessons that will help keep kids from getting trafficked:
1. Choices have consequences.
2. It's important to know who your true friends are.
3. You are valuable.
4. You were born to fly; don't settle for less.
Want to see more? You'll just have to wait!
Companion curriculumMeanwhile, for the past 6 months we've been working on the companion curriculum that will teach kids the important concepts in the wordless book. It's about 75% finished -- and a whole lot longer than I ever thought it would be, but the more material we can include for teachers, the better. This will have to be translated into major languages, of course.
Remember, most kids get taken because they don't know the lures that traffickers use (their parents don't, either). We can dramatically reduce the number of kids being trafficked simply by educating kids and their parents ahead of time.
If you'd like to partner with us to do that, you can make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal or credit card by clicking here. Thank you for helping us reach kids before the traffickers do.