How To Be A Superhero - A Book For Kids



How To Be A Superhero is an illustrated (hard copy & electronic) book specifically geared towards kids ages 8-12 - though its benefits can reach people of just about any age. 

The book combines my 10+ years working with kids and positive psychology to help readers find their real life superpowers, train their bodies and minds, and go off into the world as a superhero. 

Emphasis is placed on character building, exercise, nutrition, reading, writing, creating art, managing emotions and being good to others.

Early book readings of How to be a Superhero have been a smash hit!  Each page inspired fun and interesting discussion from children and parents alike.

Donations will go directly towards the creation of the eBook and physical copies.  Every amount helps since producing a book is not cheap.

With a little help I think we can turn millions of children around the world into their very own superheroes.  You can help make that happen.  That’s your super power.

If this is something that inspires you, we would love for you to tell your friends and family.  Even if they aren’t able to donate at this time, we’d love to get the word out as much as we can.

Let's team up and make the world a better place.

Student Testimonials:

My students are my "WHY" for doing this book.  These testimonials mean everything to me and knowing that I've helped a kid is the best reward I could ever have.  With my book I know I can inspire these kinds of results at a massive scale.

You can read Becca's full yearbook entry here

“You are a true inspiration for me and other people that know you. I have had, do and will look up to you for the rest of my life.”
– Dave

“Mike has one of the most infectiously positive mindsets I’ve ever encountered in a person. Not only does he himself aspire to the highest level of competence and perfection in any task he sets his hand to, but his drive and enthusiasm motivate all those around him. At a young age I learned so much from Mike’s zeal for life and all it had to offer. I’m thankful to have known him in my youth because of what an overwhelmingly positive role model he became for me.”
– Tom

Donation Rewards:
$1 - A thank you note and shoutout on Twitter and Facebook
$5 - A copy of the eBook
$20 - Featured on the  website credits
$50 - A signed physical copy that will be mailed or delivered
$1000 - I will write a text only story of you as a Superhero!
$2000 - A book with full color illustrations will be created of you as a Superhero!

All reward levels earn the previous tiers too.

I will also be providing a ton of free content on such as guides on how to write, how to find your superpowers, free software for creating stories, drawings, and animations, and lots more.

Artwork from the artist Mary Martin


My previous work - 
Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker -

Doom 3 Coop Mod Last Man Standing -

Platinum Arts LLC - https://PlatinumArts.Net

Donations ()

  • Elizabeth Depatie  
    • $20 
    • 2 mos
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Suzanne Richardson 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Stacey McSween 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Tim Callender 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
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Michael Tomaino 
Gainesville, FL
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