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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Mighty Mila: Inclusive Children’s Book

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Mighty Mila is a true labor of love inspired by my spunky, unstoppable daughter, Mila, who is deaf and has cochlear implants, and a deep passion to create more understanding and inclusion in the world. 

3 million children in the United States alone have hearing loss, but during our journey we realized just how few children’s books feature deaf and hard of hearing characters. Children with hearing loss deserve to see themselves represented in stories… but more than that they need to see themselves represented as regular kids where their disability is NOT the focus of the story.  Since these books don’t exist, I knew I needed to write one.

I am so excited to give the world a fun story where all kids (regardless of hearing ability) can fall in love with an imaginative, fierce little girl, who just happens to have hearing loss. Mighty Mila provides important representation for children with hearing loss, where they can see themselves as the hero in the story and feel empowered, while also spreading inclusion and acceptance to others outside the hearing loss community.

Today more than ever, we need children’s books that celebrate differences and provide a more inclusive view of the world.  Exposing children to diverse books, like Mighty Mila, teaches them about others who are different from them, and promotes inclusion, empathy and respect for all types of people.  This book helps open up conversations with kids about differences and disabilities, and is perfect for families looking to add inclusive books to their library.

By backing this project, YOU will help support the mission to add more diversity and deaf representation into the world of children’s books.  I can’t begin to thank you enough for your support.

As of June 11th, this project has raised $20,000 of their $7,000 goal. This project has 5 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $10, you will get one eBook.  For a pledge of $20, you will get one signed hardcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightymilabook/mighty-mila-childrens-picture-book?

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