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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Alex And The Drummer- An Inclusive Illustrated Book

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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This unforgettable story begins with the Drummer – a larger than life, inflatable advertisement standing guard outside of an ordinary cellphone store. In spite of his diligence and best performances the busy city passes him by without acknowledgment or notice… except one boy.

This one boy is Alex.

Alex does more than notice the Drummer. He believes the Drummer to be alive, real, and the best drummer there has ever been! A bond between them forms with each depending on seeing each other daily. One February day, the Drummer seems to disappear, and Alex is in crisis.

Who can help find the Drummer?

What will Alex do?

Our main character, Alex, is Autistic and experiences the world through different neuropathways than others. Children’s literature revolving around Autism and neurodiversity acceptance is presented in a direct way, often losing the interest of the reader without the beauty of a magical story.

Alex and the Drummer is carefully crafted story-telling. Readers, from young to old, will find themselves emotionally involved, relating to each member of the story.

Autism affects 1 in every 54 children in the United States.

Story-telling is children’s first introduction to their community and the world around them. Presenting them with engaging material mirroring real-life scenarios will be such a meaningful step toward a future with more hope and compassion for all neurodiverse abilities.

As of January 12th, this project has raised $3,745 of their $5,000 goal. This project has 28 days left to raise the $5,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get one eBook.  For a pledge of $15, you will get one softcover book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thedrummerstories/alex-and-the-drummer-an-inclusive-illustrated-book?

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