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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Our President Was Called Barack

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

Our President Was Called Barack will be a book for kids that tells the story of Barack Obama and how kids can follow his example to be kind and make change.  They keep thinking about their nephews and kids like them. What will the next few years teach kids about America and what it stands for? What will they learn from the current U.S. president about how to treat other people?  Let’s make sure kids know the story of a president who represented the best of us, and who showed us what we can do when we all work together for change.

We once had a president who was kind and who knew that everyone is important.  Kids should know that we once had a president who pulled the country out of the worst economic crisis we’ve seen since the Great Depression, saved the auto industry, ended two wars, and championed diversity and equality.  Kids should know that we once had a president who was black.  Above all, kids should know that all of us can be a part of making our country better, for everyone in it, and change can start with them.  The words and the art for the book are done. Now they need to hire a layout designer to bring it all together in a professional book, buy ISBNs, get the first 1,000 copies printed, and ship everything!

As of December 4th, this project has raised $37,000 of their $25,000 goal. This project has 3 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $5, you will get a poster.  For a pledge of $25, you will get one hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: