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I Am Brave and Unafraid

Welcome! A children's book!

Build Your Child's Self-Confidence!

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***WARNING*** YOUR CONFIDENCE MAY GROW!

The Spoiler

A little boy falls asleep and enters the magical world of dreamland. Soon his exciting adventure turns into a bad dream. Deep in sleep he uses his POWER OF THOUGHT to create a change.  As he repeats the words "I Am Brave and Unafraid" his confidence grows, he faces his nightmare, and discovers... 

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The Story

The Message

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We all have nightmares. When Arielle was a child she had repetitive nightmares of falling . One night, in the middle of her nightmare, she woke up and said to herself, "This is my nightmare, I can control what happens next".  She closed her eyes and decided that instead of falling she would fly high like a bird.  And so she did. 

 This story can help your child deal with their nightmares.


This book goes beyond nightmares. Did you know there are at least 541 phobias listed in the dictionary? The fear of the dark.  The fear of swimming.  The fear of making friends.  The fear of spiders. 

This story can help your child overcome their fears.  


Consider applying this message of being BRAVE and UNAFRAID as your child embarks on new learning adventures like reading, playing an instrument, and learning a sport. 

This story can help build your child's self-confidence.  


Consider applying this message of being BRAVE and UNAFRAID to help your child through a doctor's visit, beat a serious illness, or overcome another difficulty.

 This story can help your child maintain an “I CAN” attitude.


You and your child CAN DO anything, simply with your POWER OF THOUGHT!  

How the Book Began

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In the same night our two children complained of nightmares.  Our daughter, who was 5 at the time, said the only way she knew how to deal with them was to come and snuggle with me in bed.  Although I love snuggling with her, I wanted her to learn other ways to handle her nightmares.  


"My love, do you know you can change your nightmare?" 

"No." 

"The next time you see that scary lion, be brave and change him into a birthday cake and blow out the candles." 

"But how can I do that Mama?"  

"With the power of your thought.  You control your thoughts. You choose what you dream about.  If you don't like your dream use your power of thought to change your dream. If you like your dream, use your power of thought to keep the dream going.  Try it tonight". 

"I will Mama, goodnight." 

 

I then headed off to my son's room.  Even though the lights were out, he wanted me to read him another story.  I said I would tell him a story instead.  Together, we laid on his bedroom floor, covers on top, and the story of The Boy and The Bear began.  He wanted it again. And again. The next day he wanted it before nap, and then again before bedtime. After about the 7th time of telling the story I thought to myself, "This is pretty good, I better write it down."  And so I did.   



Interactive Experience

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We invite you to share your own personal story and encourage your child to write or illustrate their own story of a time when they were BRAVE and UNAFRAID.  How did they feel?



Please share it with The Boy by emailing it to us. With your permission your story may be shared on our site!



"I Am Brave and Unafraid" Transformed into a Play!

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Wait, What? A Play??? Wow!!!

In February 2018 we received $4000 in grant money from the Illinois Arts Council Agency to fund a drama program at Piper Elementary in Berwyn, IL.  16th Street Theater collaborated with the school to engage 1st - 3rd graders in a first ever drama experience where the kids wrote, produced and performed a the book, "I Am Brave and Unafraid". 

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Drama Program, Performance, Resolution!

On March 12th, 2018, the drama program at Piper began.  24 children met twice a week for 18 sessions to create the play and build self-confidence. On May 8, 2018 they performed in a parents only viewing at 16th Street Theater.  On May 9, 2018 they performed to the public.  State Representative Elizabeth Hernandez awarded Arielle Cohen, Maeli Goren and Maritza Cervantes of 16th Street Theater and Piper Elementary School a gold leafed Resolution!  Wow!

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Up Next?

Collaboration with local theaters and play writers to produce a traveling masterpiece is in the works!  Additionally we would like to collaborate more local theaters in the area and get more schools to create their own version of "I Am Brave and Unafraid".

Events

August 28

Storytime with Dot

1030am - 1130am

Lurie Children's Hospital

Event Details

August 28

Storytime with Dot

Arielle did her first live taping TV production for the children and staff at Lurie Children's Hospital!  

1030am - 1130am

Lurie Children's Hospital

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SIGNED/DEDICATED

$20.00

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A children's book that empowers kids to learn how to use the power of thought to gain self-confidence and become BRAVE and UNAFRAID.


  • 1 Signed/Dedicated copy. Please email iambraveandunafraid@gmail.com your dedication.  
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. 

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Collector's Edition +1

$108.00

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A children's book that empowers kids to learn how to use the power of thought to gain self-confidence and become BRAVE and UNAFRAID.  


  • 1 Limited Edition Book (500 total books), numbered, signed and dedicated. Please email iambraveandunafraid@gmail.com your dedication. 
  • 1 Signed/Dedicated Book for you to pay forward and donate to an organization/school/library of your choosing. 
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. 

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GIFT CASE

$288.00

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A children's book that empowers kids to learn how to use the power of thought to gain self-confidence and become BRAVE and UNAFRAID.


  • 24 books, signed or unsigned.
  • Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery. 

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