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Children’s Book about Alzheimer’s Disease on Kickstarter

Dr. Yemonja Smalls has created a children’s book entitled The Day It Rained. The story follows a youngster named Jamelah and how she comes to learn about Alzheimer’s disease.

Smalls hopes to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to cover the costs of printing, shipping, marketing, and planning a book launch event. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think? Here’s more about the project:

“The book offers unique opportunities for open communication with young people about what it means to love someone with Alzheimer’s. While aimed at the elementary school-aged crowd, It is my goal to use the book to touch the hearts of not only the children who read it, but their families and caretakers as well.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.

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