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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Roll, Bama, Roll | An Epic Children’s Book for Alabama Fans


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.

Football has an important place in many people’s hearts, but the love for football may not be any stronger than in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Crimson Tide.  This historic football program has built a dynasty that produces championship-caliber teams year in and year out.  They want to pay homage to Alabama football by publishing a creative and engaging illustrated children’s book that can be enjoyed by kids, parents and Bama fans of all ages.

Roll, Bama, Roll: The Story of College Football’s Greatest Dynasty is a fun way to retell some of the most iconic moments in Alabama football history.  They cover some of the greatest memories from Bear Bryant to Nick Saban, including the 1979 Sugar Bowl goal-line stand and the 2018 overtime victory with freshman Tua Tagovailoa at the helm.

This incredible children’s book blends creative rhymes and beautiful illustrations with Alabama sports history. Children, parents, and Bama fans of all ages will have a hard time putting this book down.  Roll, Bama, Roll is roughly 700 words long and is written in a traditional rhyming scheme, much like that of Dr. Seuss. The book will be hardcover with page dimensions of 8.5″ x 11″.  Their script and illustration board sketches are finished. They’ve even shared them with some Bama legends and media personalities!

There are several reasons they want to write and illustrate a children’s book about the history and traditions of the Alabama dynasty.

  1. Kids love sports and look up to collegiate athletes as role models, yet there are no great children’s sports books that use sports history to engage with kids. They want to use sports as a vehicle to get kids excited about reading!
  2. Parents and families often bond with their children through sports. They want to create a book that helps parents build more memories with their kids!
  3. Lifelong Alabama fans have a passion and love for their team that is unmatched. They want to give die-hard Alabama fans an incredible souvenir to commemorate Bama’s remarkable history!
  4. Some people are on the fence about Alabama; maybe they’re a high school student weighing their collegiate future or another college fan who considering changing their favorite team. They want these potential Bama fans to have a glimpse of what life is like rooting for a championship program. Including the rich history of the team, the football traditions and culture, and the incredible atmosphere of the greatest college town in the country, Tuscaloosa!

As of April 2nd, this project has raised $250 of their $30,000 goal. This project has 31 days left to raise the $30,000 or it will not be funded.  For a pledge of $5, you will get a e-copy of the book.  For a pledge of $15, you will get a hardcopy of the book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rollbamaroll/roll-bama-roll-an-epic-childrens-book-for-alabama

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