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A Children's Picture Book 

Kickstarter Launch Video

Kickstarter Video: Where it all started!


The " I Am Brave and Unafraid" Book Project!

Welcome!

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On June 29th, 2019, The "I Am Brave and Unafraid" Book Project launched with a goal to raise $100,000 and print over 2500 books!



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What Is It?

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The “I Am Brave and Unafraid” Book Project is a way to create a new generation of brave and confident children while simultaneously promoting literacy and help non-profit organizations push their missions forward. 

Our NPO Partner

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“I Am Brave and Unafraid” has partnered with non-profit organization (NPO) The Holiday Heroes to reach a mutual long-term goal of giving away 1,500,000 books to the hospitalized children Holiday Heroes serves as well as to children nationwide.  

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Why Is The Project So Important?

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The world is understandably full of fears. Although fear can motivate us, some fears can paralyze us.  


It is our deep hope that regularly readings of the book “I Am Brave and Unafraid” will help you and/or your kids to confront, cope with, and even overcome your fears and learn to use them as an opportunity to build confidence.  


The "I Am Brave and Unafraid" Book Project provides an opportunity to reach thousands of families through a pay-it-forward approach.



Why Become a Sponsor?

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Supporting The “I Am Brave and Unafraid” Book Project promotes literacy, and creates brave, smiling children!


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What My Readers Are Saying!

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"I Am Brave and Unafraid was a game changer in our home. Not only was it such a fun book to read with a very catchy tune, but it really helped my son overcome his fear of putting his head in the water while swimming. We read the book in the three nights leading up to swim class and talked about how brave he was for trying. He now loves swimming and can't wait for class each week. Thank you for teaching him how to face his fears head on. Love this book and highly recommend!" ~Maytal Ryan Shamir



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Hello!

Book Tour 2019-2020

Do you want to share the fun and promote bravery and create confident children? Get included in the book tour and invite Arielle to your school, library, or business! 10% of each Tour will be donated to Holiday Heroes in support of The "I Am Brave and Unafraid" Book Project.

The "I Am Brave and Unafraid" Experience!

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PreK 3/4/5 Year Olds (30min)

Unlock your preschooler's inner courage. Children will complete the experience armed with tools of bravery and long lasting smiles. 

  • I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience (mini)
  • Story reading
  • Art project

K-2nd Graders (45min)

Unlock your elementary schooler's inner courage. Children will complete the experience armed with tools of bravery and long lasting smiles. You may notice some children developing a stronger sense of confidence during the experience.  

  • I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience (mini)
  • Story reading
  • Art Project

3rd - 5th Graders (45min)

Unlock your elementary schooler's inner courage. Children will complete the experience armed with tools of bravery and long lasting smiles. You may notice some children developing a stronger sense of confidence during the experience and transforming into braver children. 

  • I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience (full)

6th - 8th Graders (45min / 90min)

Unlock your middle schooler's inner courage. Children will complete the experience armed with tools of bravery and long lasting smiles. You may notice some children developing a stronger sense of confidence during the experience and transforming into braver children. 

  • I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience (full)

9th-12th Graders (45min / 90min)

Unlock your high schooler's inner courage. Teenagers will complete the experience armed with tools of bravery relevant to high school fears. You may notice some teenagers developing a stronger sense of confidence during the experience and transforming into braver souls. 

  • I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience (full)

Adults/Family/Assembly (45min / 90min / 180min)

Unlock your groups inner courage through a customized I Am Brave and Unafraid Experience.  

Pricing Sheet


*You may add a classroom Experience for $180. 5 classroom Max.

About the Book

Book Blurb

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A big 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 what happens! 



 

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About the Author

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Arielle Turover Cohen has a passion for helping others embrace and I CAN attitude. She believes that her book, “I Am Brave and Unafraid” will inspire your child to build courage to overcome challenges.   


"Make an impact in this world by inspiring one person at a time." 


She encourages readers to take ahold of their fears and use their POWER OF THOUGHT to be BRAVE and UNAFRAID thereby increasing their SELF-CONFIDENCE.      


Arielle holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Wisconsin at Madison and a double Masters Degree from Gratz College. In addition to writing Arielle spends her time with her family, practices real estate, and hangs out in various yoga poses.  She lives with her husband and three children in Riverwoods, IL.



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 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!



Send in your story

"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. 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

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August 28

Storytime with Dot

Arielle will be doing her first live interview and taped public reading in front of the Lurie Children's Hospital children and staff. This is a closed event, but the recording and pictures will be shared afterwards.

1030am - 1130am

Lurie Children's Hospital

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GIFT CASE

$288.00

($25.00 shipping)

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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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SIGNED/DEDICATED

$20.00

($5.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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

($5.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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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Our Kickstarter campaign successfully funded on December 13, 2017. We are now focused on mass distribution with a goal of getting 11,000,000 books into the world by 2028!


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