Where Is Robin Adventure Travel Books for Kids

Adventure Travel Book Series for Children

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Project Ends on August 31, 2018

Project Description

Hello, my name is Robin. I am an educator, a traveler, and a storyteller. I am a fabulous combination of savvy businesswoman meets travel writer. I earned my MBA from INSEAD, the #1 business school in the world, and am a professor at NYU.

In 2012, I introduced my idea "Where is Robin?” I had returned home from time abroad and dreamed about planting seeds of curiosity in children about the world.  Over time my vision evolved into a company called Diplomat Books with the purpose of creating children’s travel books. We believe that learning about people and places far from home in early education leads to greater respect and compassion as adults.

 

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Success is measured by the impact we have on the next generation: instilling a sense of curiosity, maximizing engagement among children of different backgrounds, and establishing a tone of respect and compassion among people. We launched in November 2015 and brought our first adventure travel book to market and set out to become “the Lonely Planet for 5-year-olds”.

In the past year, I have shared my story with over 3,500 people, brought our first book to market, established a national distributor relationship, and recruited a team of illustrators who will help me grow and scale the platform.

 

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Thanks to the Internet, we live in an increasingly global world with access to people and places different than your home. Often misunderstanding between people can result in fear. Staying open minded and curious is a life skill needed to bridge our differences. I learned this skill through travel. This life skill is like a muscle that became stronger the more places that I visited!

Possessing the skills to understand differences among people is as important for your survival as the pursuit of your best life! Travel is an important life experience. It opens up your mind and teaches you how to be curious.

My passion for travel, fearlessness in new situations, and vulnerability to share our experiences inspires people to recognize that travel is an important life experience and to pursue their best life!

With this character and the travel story lines, I want to create a world that sets the tone for curiosity and encourages the muscle of curiosity to develop and remain alive throughout one’s life!

 

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November 2, 2016 marks the second year of my journey. I am currently working to complete a collection of city books, which will be available in stores in November 2017!

With this crowd funding campaign, I am taking the next big step and pre-selling copies of these books to raise $10,000 to fund the completion of these books.

The collection of USA city books follows Robin on her adventures around New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco! Each book is uniquely illustrated in the colorful, fun, and creative manner as presented in our first book.

Currently, all books have color covers illustrated, storylines structures, and images sketched. During the winter we will continue to complete the books and head to editing by early Spring.

Backers will receive advance copies of the printed and electronic book by early summer – months ahead of their availability in stores in November 2017!

If you love our concept and recognize that travel is an important life experience, we promise you a memorable journey full of learning, laughter, and love. Don’t let me fly alone – support my campaign and come along!

NOTE: All Rewards labeled "HOLIDAY PRESENT" will be shipped beginning December 1st, 2016.

NOTE: All rewards listed for delivery are based on domestic US delivery. For international delivery, please contribute an additional $10 for each item and $20 if you select the Collection of American City Books.

 

07/03/2018
The Washingtonian
$20
12/11/2017
The Angelino
$80
12/05/2017
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Original
$25
Jan
12/05/2017
Great American Cities
$100
11/26/2017
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Original
$50
05/09/2017
No reward - Contribute At Any Amount!
$100
05/08/2017
The Philadelphian
$20
05/08/2017
The Philadelphian
$20
05/08/2017
The Angelino
$20
05/08/2017
The Angelino
$20
No reward - Contribute At Any Amount!

Monetary contribution to this project. If your reward requires international distribution please contribute an additional $10 for individual items and $20 for the Collection of American cities.

16 Supporters
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$20
The New Yorker

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? New York (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-4-0)

9 Supporters
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$20
The Philadelphian

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? Philadelphia (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-5-7)

6 Supporters
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$20
The Washingtonian

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? Washington D.C. (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-6-4)

1 Supporter
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$20
The Chicagoan

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where is Robin? Chicago (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-7-1)

5 Supporters
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$20
The Angelino

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where is Robin? LA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-8-8)

4 Supporters
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$20
The Techie

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? San Francisco (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-9-5)

1 Supporter
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$30
The Californian

Advanced printed & electronic copies of Where Is Robin? LA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-8-8) and Where Is Robin? San Francisco (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-9-5)

0 Supporters
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$45
The Northeast Corridor

Advanced printed & electronic copies of Where Is Robin? New York (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-4-0), Where Is Robin? Philadelphia (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-5-7), and Where Is Robin? Washington D.C. (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-6-4).

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$100
Great American Cities

Advance print & electronic copies of all 6 American city books!

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$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Original

Signed copy & wrapped copy Where Is Robin? USA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-0-2) Available to ship by December 1st!

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11 Supporters
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$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Writer

Limited edition journal Available to ship by December 1st!

1 Supporter
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$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Organizer

Limited edition travel organizers Available to ship by December 1st!

0 Supporters
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$50
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Hipster

Limited edition leather passport cover & luggage tag Available to ship by December 1st!

1 Supporter
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$75
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Jetsetter

All rewards from The Hipster + signature travel cube Available to ship by December 1st!

0 Supporters
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$100
HOLIDAY: Signature Travel Kit

All rewards of The Jetsetter + signature travel journal Available to ship by December 1st!

2 Supporters
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$500
Birthday Party

Private book reading of Where Is Robin? USA at your home + 20 signed copies available immediately. (Excludes transportation for locations outside of the NYC to DC corridor).

0 Supporters
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$1,500
The Readathon

Book reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 3 readings + 60 signed copies available immediately. (Excludes transportation for locations outside of the NYC to DC corridor).

0 Supporters
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$3,000
CALA

Book reading in a Caribbean or Latin American City reading of Where is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
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$4,000
The European

Book reading in a European City reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies Beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
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$5,000
APAC

Book reading in a APAC City reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies Beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
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$10,000
Next Destination

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$100
So You Want To Write A Book

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Rewards

No reward - Contribute At Any Amount!

Monetary contribution to this project. If your reward requires international distribution please contribute an additional $10 for individual items and $20 for the Collection of American cities.

16 Supporters
Contribute
$20
The New Yorker

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? New York (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-4-0)

9 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Philadelphian

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? Philadelphia (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-5-7)

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Washingtonian

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? Washington D.C. (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-6-4)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$20
The Chicagoan

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where is Robin? Chicago (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-7-1)

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Angelino

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where is Robin? LA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-8-8)

4 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Techie

Advance printed & electronic copy of Where Is Robin? San Francisco (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-9-5)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$30
The Californian

Advanced printed & electronic copies of Where Is Robin? LA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-8-8) and Where Is Robin? San Francisco (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-9-5)

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
The Northeast Corridor

Advanced printed & electronic copies of Where Is Robin? New York (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-4-0), Where Is Robin? Philadelphia (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-5-7), and Where Is Robin? Washington D.C. (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-6-4).

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Great American Cities

Advance print & electronic copies of all 6 American city books!

10 Left
10 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Original

Signed copy & wrapped copy Where Is Robin? USA (ISBN: 978-0-9906310-0-2) Available to ship by December 1st!

9 Left
11 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Writer

Limited edition journal Available to ship by December 1st!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Organizer

Limited edition travel organizers Available to ship by December 1st!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Hipster

Limited edition leather passport cover & luggage tag Available to ship by December 1st!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$75
HOLIDAY PRESENT: The Jetsetter

All rewards from The Hipster + signature travel cube Available to ship by December 1st!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
HOLIDAY: Signature Travel Kit

All rewards of The Jetsetter + signature travel journal Available to ship by December 1st!

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Birthday Party

Private book reading of Where Is Robin? USA at your home + 20 signed copies available immediately. (Excludes transportation for locations outside of the NYC to DC corridor).

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
The Readathon

Book reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 3 readings + 60 signed copies available immediately. (Excludes transportation for locations outside of the NYC to DC corridor).

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$3,000
CALA

Book reading in a Caribbean or Latin American City reading of Where is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$4,000
The European

Book reading in a European City reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies Beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
APAC

Book reading in a APAC City reading of Where Is Robin? USA with up to 5 readings + 100 signed copies Beginning in 2017! Includes transportation.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
Next Destination

Select our next destination and work with us in the collaboration process to create and illustrate a

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
So You Want To Write A Book

Do you have an idea for a book that you want to write? A hour long consultation and brainstorming session about your idea and steps in your development process

20 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward