Tribe of Daughters

Encouraging kids to choose bravery, not perfection through our action sport children's books.

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Project Description

 

Mission 


Our mission is to get girls excited about action adventure sports at a young age through children’s books using real sports, relatable stories, and rad girls!

 

Problem 


By middle school, girls are 2x more likely than boys to drop out of sports because they don’t feel encouraged by society to continue participating.

This is a problem because sports teach persistence, develop strength and coordination, and are an outlet for stress relief and anxiety.

 

 

Tribe of Daughters


T.O.D. is a children’s book series that tells stories which are relatable to young girls as they learn a new sport.

We tackle topics like bravery, confidence, and sportsmanship.

 

Our focus is on creating quality books meant to be passed down over generations. 

 

Books are 8 x 10 inches in size and feature thick, textured paper which brings the watercolor illustrations to life and a hardcover that is velvety smooth to the touch!

All of the tiny details were considered when creating our books for the most engaging and tactile read with your little one.

 

 

Why We Need Your Help

 

Whether you're a father, mother, uncle, or aunt we all have amazing girls in our lives.

By contributing to our campaign you will help us raise the funds needed to publish the 2nd book of the series, print the first 2,000 copies of 'Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard', and encourage the next generation of girls to get out and shred.


About us 


The T.O.D. book series is written & illustrated by 2 sisters from NC who were raised with a love of nature, the ocean, and adventure.

The author Ashley Norris, an Early Childhood Educator, was looking for a book about surfing for her daughters. When she couldn’t find any that met her expectations she decided to write her own.

So, she called her sister, Jess, a surfer and artist living in New Zealand to help illustrate the book. And the rest was history.

Share the Stoke!

By pre-ordering your copy of "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" you'll not only help support the girls in your own life, you'll also help get our book in hands of girls all around the world.

All you need to do now is select a reward and click "Submit" where you'll be taken through to payment and shipping options.

Then, click the share buttons on the righthand side of the campaign and help spread the word to your friends!

Finally, we just want to say a massive thank you for your support! 

 

Want to know more?

Our first book, "Queenie Wahine, Little Surfer Girl", is rated 5 Stars on Amazon.

Here's what our customers have to say:

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

What reading level is the book for?

Our books are written for Early Readers.

 

Why did we choose to tell our stories using rhyme?
 

Rhyming is an important part of literacy development for children.  The natural cadence and pattern of words presents the story in a pattern that feels like a song. 

Plus, its important for children to develop awareness of rhymes because they will start to hear how words are similar and different.  Recognizing or creating rhymes requires a child to isolate two parts of the word (the beginning and the end).  This is a skill they will need when they learn to read because they will be isolating and blending sounds to read new words.

 

What about the Quality?

When we created our books, we paid close attention to details that we believe contribute to high quality children's literature.  From the moment you pick up a T.O.D. book, you senses are immediately engaged. 

You can feel the matte textured cover and the weight of the paper that was selected is heavy card stock to compliment the use of the water colors that illustrate the pages. 

The book is sturdy and meant to be durable..standing the test of time and love of a child who takes their favorite book with them everywhere they go. 
  

 

How will Tribe of Daughters use the money that is raised?

The $15,500 will be used directly to cover the publishing, printing, shipping, copy & design edit, and campaign fees.

What if you don't meet your funding goal

We have elected to be on a flexible funding option for this campaign. This means that regardless of whether or not we hit our funding goal, we will get to keep the money raised and will be responsible to deliver the purchased prizes.

 

 

06/11/2018
Monetary Contribution with No Reward
$50
06/09/2018
Get a Set, Give a Set (2 x Queenie Books & 2x Little Millie Books)
$100
06/08/2018
Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"
$35
06/08/2018
The Rad Girls Set!
$60
06/08/2018
Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"
$35
06/08/2018
Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"
$35
06/07/2018
The Rad Girls Set!
$60
06/07/2018
The Rad Girls Set!
$60
06/07/2018
2 x Millie Ford Books
$50
Kit
06/07/2018
Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"
$35
Monetary Contribution with No Reward

Just Because I Care

    4 Supporters
    Contribute
    $10
    Raffle Ticket - Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit

    1 entry into the Raffle for:

    • 1 complete Unicorn Skateboard from Pink Helmet Posse
    • 1 Pink Helmet, 1 set of kneed pads, & 1 set elbow pads from Eastern Skateboard Supply
    • "Little Millie Ford & Her New Skateboard" book 
    2 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $35
    Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"

    You'll receive a copy of our skater book: "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" and 1x entry into the drawing to win the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit!

    (shipping included)

    35 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $60
    The Rad Girls Set!

    You'll get our complete book series! 1 copy of "Queenie Wahine, Little Surfer Girl" and 1 copy of "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard", 2 entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Kit Drawing.

    (shipping included)

    9 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $100
    Get a Set, Give a Set (2 x Queenie Books & 2x Little Millie Books)

    Lucky you! You're getting 4 books total! 2 of the Queenie Wahine books & 2 of the Little Millie Ford books. You'll also receive a follow along Little Millie Audio book and 3 Entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Raffle! (Shipping is Included)

    The first 10 backers will receive a limited edition author & illustrator signed copy of "Queenie Wahine"

    14 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $300
    The Pro Skater

    You're getting a Street Plant Skateboard deck signed by Pro Skater, Mike Vallely, 4 Books (2 Queenies & 2 Little Millies), an audio book of "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" , and 3x entries into the drawing for the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Pack.

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    3 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $1,000
    Family of Shredders - Custom Illustration of Your Family

    All backers at the $1,000 level will receive:

    • A custom illustration of their own family 
    • An author signed book set
    • 5x entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit
    10 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $2,500
    Little Millie Book Sponsor

    All backers at the $2500 receive:

    • Their company, organization, or family name printed on the thank you page of the "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" book and on our website.
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    0 Supporters
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    $10,000
    Sponsor a Storytime!

    Sponsor a special story time event with our author! 

    At the $10,000 tier:

    • Our author, Ashley, will fly to your location and give a special story time reading to your group
    • Author signed books & audio books will be provided for all attendees (limit of 150 )
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    0 Supporters
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    Rewards

    Monetary Contribution with No Reward

    Just Because I Care

      4 Supporters
      Contribute
      $10
      Raffle Ticket - Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit

      1 entry into the Raffle for:

      • 1 complete Unicorn Skateboard from Pink Helmet Posse
      • 1 Pink Helmet, 1 set of kneed pads, & 1 set elbow pads from Eastern Skateboard Supply
      • "Little Millie Ford & Her New Skateboard" book 
      2 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $35
      Preorder "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard"

      You'll receive a copy of our skater book: "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" and 1x entry into the drawing to win the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit!

      (shipping included)

      35 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $60
      The Rad Girls Set!

      You'll get our complete book series! 1 copy of "Queenie Wahine, Little Surfer Girl" and 1 copy of "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard", 2 entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Kit Drawing.

      (shipping included)

      9 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $100
      Get a Set, Give a Set (2 x Queenie Books & 2x Little Millie Books)

      Lucky you! You're getting 4 books total! 2 of the Queenie Wahine books & 2 of the Little Millie Ford books. You'll also receive a follow along Little Millie Audio book and 3 Entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Raffle! (Shipping is Included)

      The first 10 backers will receive a limited edition author & illustrator signed copy of "Queenie Wahine"

      14 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $300
      The Pro Skater

      You're getting a Street Plant Skateboard deck signed by Pro Skater, Mike Vallely, 4 Books (2 Queenies & 2 Little Millies), an audio book of "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" , and 3x entries into the drawing for the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Pack.

      7 Left
      3 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $1,000
      Family of Shredders - Custom Illustration of Your Family

      All backers at the $1,000 level will receive:

      • A custom illustration of their own family 
      • An author signed book set
      • 5x entries into the Ultimate Skater Girl Starter Kit
      10 Left
      0 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $2,500
      Little Millie Book Sponsor

      All backers at the $2500 receive:

      • Their company, organization, or family name printed on the thank you page of the "Little Millie Ford and Her New Skateboard" book and on our website.
      7 Left
      0 Supporters
      Select this reward
      $10,000
      Sponsor a Storytime!

      Sponsor a special story time event with our author! 

      At the $10,000 tier:

      • Our author, Ashley, will fly to your location and give a special story time reading to your group
      • Author signed books & audio books will be provided for all attendees (limit of 150 )
      2 Left
      0 Supporters
      Select this reward