My Friend is a Superhero!

By Philip Patston

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My Friend Is A Superhero!

Project 2013-02-19 05:46:57 +1300

Great news – we've reached, in fact exceeded, our target! HUGE Superhero thanks to all our pledgers and supporters. Don't stop spreading the love though. You can keep pledging until 11.59pm on Sunday and all extra pledges will help us print more books!


Here's the original video about the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gk4ErTCOFw

You know how kids stare at people in wheelchairs and aren't sure what to say? Well, we want to change that. We want kids to run up to people in wheelchairs and say, "Wow! You must be a superhero!" 

My Friend is a Superhero! is a children's book about Jack, who uses a wheelchair, told by his friend, who sees all the amazing things Jack can do — like  getting to school sitting down, playing basketball and doing tricks at the skate park. Jack's also really good at maths!

Written by Barbara Pike and Philip Patston, and illustrated by Sam Orchard, the book’s purpose is to influence children (and their parents) away from negative stereotypes, as well as portraying unique aspects of function and experience to encourage children’s natural curiosity. 

The book is A5, 32-pages and full colour. Reading age is around 7-9 years, but we believe it would suit children aged 3-10 years and possibly older as a discussion starter about diversity. It is published by Diversityworks Trust Inc

This PledgeMe campaign is to raise money to print 1000 copies of My Friend Is A Superhero. Duffy Books in Homes have agreed to distribute 500 of these to lower-decile schools throughout New Zealand.

Duffy Books in Homes provides free books to children from decile one, two and three schools. Children in these schools are more likely to come from homes which have limited or no access to books. Children who can't read become adults who can't communicate and that's a serious disadvantage in a world that operates on the written word. 

Duffy provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children, three times a year, across 500 schools. This includes books for school libraries as well as copies that kids can take home and keep.

The rest of the books will be available as rewards and for sale. Any profit from sales will go towards a further reprint of the book. 

Note about Rewards:

All rewards will be supplied between 3-6 weeks of campaign closure. "The Superhero" and "The Colour Superhero" will require a photo and a small amount of email or phone correspondence. The date for "The Workshop" reward will be negotiated with the pledger. 


Comments

Updates 9

Look who we found

27/03/2013 at 5:54 AM

We are so stoked by your generosity, we went out and found a real, live Superhero to say thanks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_X9h29nGnI

Superhero love from

Barbara, Sam, Philip and the Diversityworks Trust Team

HOORAY!

27/03/2013 at 1:59 AM

Great news – we've reached, in fact exceeded, our target! HUGE Superhero thanks to all our pledgers and supporters. Don't stop spreading the love though. You can keep pledging until 11.59pm on Sunday and all extra pledges will help us print more books!


Amazing!

26/03/2013 at 7:51 AM

Cannot believe it.  In the last four days we've gone from needing $1125.00 to being now only $75 from our target. 

Thanks everyone. So glad you are all part of it.

Love,

The Diversityworks Trust team

Every day, a little bit closer

21/03/2013 at 4:54 AM

Ten days to go, that's $125.50 per day. It's a cinch, cos we're all superheroes!

Thanks again everyone xx

Nearly two thirds success

17/03/2013 at 5:30 AM

Wow, back after three days away and we've gone from half to two thirds success. 

So grateful.

Thanks so much everyone. Please keep sharing. We love having you involved!

Cheers

Philip



Woohoo!

08/03/2013 at 6:54 AM

We just received a pledge on our project: My Friend is a Superhero!

They chose the reward: The Artwork - A big thank you on Diversityworks Trust’s website, plus a fridge magnet, plus a signed copy of “My Friend is a Superhero”, plus one original book artwork signed by Sam Orchard.

This project has now raised $1505 and is now closer to its funding goal of $3500.

Mwah!

The Superhero crew

A third of the way there

06/03/2013 at 6:29 AM

We're feeling like superheroes - our PledgeMe campaign for My Friend is a Superhero just hit $1,050! 

Thank you!

Philip, Barbara, Sam...and Jack!

Going great guns

03/03/2013 at 7:26 PM

On behalf of Jack and his friend, thanks everyone for your support so far. 

Please keep sharing the superhero love ;-)

And we're off!

20/02/2013 at 6:48 PM

Huge thanks to our first 5 pledgers. You're all superheroes!

Cheers

Philip, Barbara, Sam and the Diversityworks Trust Team

    Pledgers 108

    Claire
    2013-03-29 10:03:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-03-28 09:50:45 +1300
    Annabel Harrison
    2013-03-27 22:39:48 +1300
    Karen Kviberg Creagh
    2013-03-27 20:38:01 +1300
    Moira Clunie
    2013-03-27 17:23:32 +1300
    Annie Inwood
    2013-03-27 15:38:53 +1300
    Alison Ferguson
    2013-03-27 15:37:57 +1300
    Dean Easterbrook
    2013-03-27 15:03:06 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-03-27 11:56:42 +1300
    Joanne Robertson
    2013-03-27 11:14:28 +1300
    brendon murray
    2013-03-26 22:33:34 +1300
    Rachel Hansen
    2013-03-26 22:25:11 +1300
    Raewyn Carleton
    2013-03-26 20:38:40 +1300
    Allyson Hamblett
    2013-03-26 20:19:57 +1300
    carol waterman
    2013-03-26 18:54:59 +1300
    Nathanand Cindy Carleton
    2013-03-26 18:43:52 +1300
    Natalie Chung
    2013-03-26 17:18:30 +1300
    A Shaw
    2013-03-26 17:13:33 +1300
    Rauhina Scott-Fyfe
    2013-03-26 16:41:19 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-03-26 16:09:28 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-03-26 16:04:08 +1300
    Nicole Helene
    2013-03-26 13:49:33 +1300
    Lisette Ingram
    2013-03-26 11:56:09 +1300
    Christine Jordan
    2013-03-26 11:19:15 +1300
    Louise Waghorn
    2013-03-26 11:18:48 +1300
    Karen Elliott
    2013-03-26 07:58:54 +1300
    Mel Draisine
    2013-03-26 05:27:00 +1300
    Red Nicholson
    2013-03-25 22:06:07 +1300
    Duncan Matthews
    2013-03-25 22:00:21 +1300
    Amy blinkhorne
    2013-03-25 21:29:43 +1300

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    My Friend Is A Superhero!

    Project 2013-02-19 05:46:57 +1300

    Great news – we've reached, in fact exceeded, our target! HUGE Superhero thanks to all our pledgers and supporters. Don't stop spreading the love though. You can keep pledging until 11.59pm on Sunday and all extra pledges will help us print more books!


    Here's the original video about the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Gk4ErTCOFw

    You know how kids stare at people in wheelchairs and aren't sure what to say? Well, we want to change that. We want kids to run up to people in wheelchairs and say, "Wow! You must be a superhero!" 

    My Friend is a Superhero! is a children's book about Jack, who uses a wheelchair, told by his friend, who sees all the amazing things Jack can do — like  getting to school sitting down, playing basketball and doing tricks at the skate park. Jack's also really good at maths!

    Written by Barbara Pike and Philip Patston, and illustrated by Sam Orchard, the book’s purpose is to influence children (and their parents) away from negative stereotypes, as well as portraying unique aspects of function and experience to encourage children’s natural curiosity. 

    The book is A5, 32-pages and full colour. Reading age is around 7-9 years, but we believe it would suit children aged 3-10 years and possibly older as a discussion starter about diversity. It is published by Diversityworks Trust Inc

    This PledgeMe campaign is to raise money to print 1000 copies of My Friend Is A Superhero. Duffy Books in Homes have agreed to distribute 500 of these to lower-decile schools throughout New Zealand.

    Duffy Books in Homes provides free books to children from decile one, two and three schools. Children in these schools are more likely to come from homes which have limited or no access to books. Children who can't read become adults who can't communicate and that's a serious disadvantage in a world that operates on the written word. 

    Duffy provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children, three times a year, across 500 schools. This includes books for school libraries as well as copies that kids can take home and keep.

    The rest of the books will be available as rewards and for sale. Any profit from sales will go towards a further reprint of the book. 

    Note about Rewards:

    All rewards will be supplied between 3-6 weeks of campaign closure. "The Superhero" and "The Colour Superhero" will require a photo and a small amount of email or phone correspondence. The date for "The Workshop" reward will be negotiated with the pledger. 


    Comments

    Look who we found

    27/03/2013 at 5:54 AM

    We are so stoked by your generosity, we went out and found a real, live Superhero to say thanks!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_X9h29nGnI

    Superhero love from

    Barbara, Sam, Philip and the Diversityworks Trust Team

    HOORAY!

    27/03/2013 at 1:59 AM

    Great news – we've reached, in fact exceeded, our target! HUGE Superhero thanks to all our pledgers and supporters. Don't stop spreading the love though. You can keep pledging until 11.59pm on Sunday and all extra pledges will help us print more books!


    Amazing!

    26/03/2013 at 7:51 AM

    Cannot believe it.  In the last four days we've gone from needing $1125.00 to being now only $75 from our target. 

    Thanks everyone. So glad you are all part of it.

    Love,

    The Diversityworks Trust team

    Every day, a little bit closer

    21/03/2013 at 4:54 AM

    Ten days to go, that's $125.50 per day. It's a cinch, cos we're all superheroes!

    Thanks again everyone xx

    Nearly two thirds success

    17/03/2013 at 5:30 AM

    Wow, back after three days away and we've gone from half to two thirds success. 

    So grateful.

    Thanks so much everyone. Please keep sharing. We love having you involved!

    Cheers

    Philip



    Woohoo!

    08/03/2013 at 6:54 AM

    We just received a pledge on our project: My Friend is a Superhero!

    They chose the reward: The Artwork - A big thank you on Diversityworks Trust’s website, plus a fridge magnet, plus a signed copy of “My Friend is a Superhero”, plus one original book artwork signed by Sam Orchard.

    This project has now raised $1505 and is now closer to its funding goal of $3500.

    Mwah!

    The Superhero crew

    A third of the way there

    06/03/2013 at 6:29 AM

    We're feeling like superheroes - our PledgeMe campaign for My Friend is a Superhero just hit $1,050! 

    Thank you!

    Philip, Barbara, Sam...and Jack!

    Going great guns

    03/03/2013 at 7:26 PM

    On behalf of Jack and his friend, thanks everyone for your support so far. 

    Please keep sharing the superhero love ;-)

    And we're off!

    20/02/2013 at 6:48 PM

    Huge thanks to our first 5 pledgers. You're all superheroes!

    Cheers

    Philip, Barbara, Sam and the Diversityworks Trust Team

      Claire
      2013-03-29 10:03:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-03-28 09:50:45 +1300
      Annabel Harrison
      2013-03-27 22:39:48 +1300
      Karen Kviberg Creagh
      2013-03-27 20:38:01 +1300
      Moira Clunie
      2013-03-27 17:23:32 +1300
      Annie Inwood
      2013-03-27 15:38:53 +1300
      Alison Ferguson
      2013-03-27 15:37:57 +1300
      Dean Easterbrook
      2013-03-27 15:03:06 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-03-27 11:56:42 +1300
      Joanne Robertson
      2013-03-27 11:14:28 +1300
      brendon murray
      2013-03-26 22:33:34 +1300
      Rachel Hansen
      2013-03-26 22:25:11 +1300
      Raewyn Carleton
      2013-03-26 20:38:40 +1300
      Allyson Hamblett
      2013-03-26 20:19:57 +1300
      carol waterman
      2013-03-26 18:54:59 +1300
      Nathanand Cindy Carleton
      2013-03-26 18:43:52 +1300
      Natalie Chung
      2013-03-26 17:18:30 +1300
      A Shaw
      2013-03-26 17:13:33 +1300
      Rauhina Scott-Fyfe
      2013-03-26 16:41:19 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-03-26 16:09:28 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-03-26 16:04:08 +1300
      Nicole Helene
      2013-03-26 13:49:33 +1300
      Lisette Ingram
      2013-03-26 11:56:09 +1300
      Christine Jordan
      2013-03-26 11:19:15 +1300
      Louise Waghorn
      2013-03-26 11:18:48 +1300
      Karen Elliott
      2013-03-26 07:58:54 +1300
      Mel Draisine
      2013-03-26 05:27:00 +1300
      Red Nicholson
      2013-03-25 22:06:07 +1300
      Duncan Matthews
      2013-03-25 22:00:21 +1300
      Amy blinkhorne
      2013-03-25 21:29:43 +1300

      Followers of My Friend is a Superhero!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 29/03/2013 at 10:03 AM.