Jah Jah Books NEW KIDS BOOK - ZUMBI
Last year we successfully published our first children's book of the Diaspora Series, Maasai Boy Heart of a Warrior , which sold over 1,000 copies, was turned into an illustrated audiobook and a stageplay that nearly sold out the theatre and got rave reviews.
Now it's time to do it again! We want to publish our second children's book - Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter.
Story of Zumbi
We have all heard of historical legends like Harriet Tubman, whose valiant efforts to free over 300 Black slaves charged the hearts of American's. However, many are unaware of another ally for freedom not far away in South America, who helped over 30,000 escaped slaves settle in the emancipated territory of Palmares; a free colony for runaway slaves in Brazil.
His name is Zumbi (1655-1695), a Capoeira warrior and descendent of African royalty who dedicated his life for the fight for freedom.
Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, is the second book of the Diaspora series: Palmares, Brazil; a set of picture books that span throughout the African diaspora.
Jah Jah Books intends on publishing books that carry a positive message, promote self-determination, and inspires strong values in all children.
Zumbi as a child
How Our Presale Fundraiser Works!
If we reach or goal of $5,000, then you and everyone who supported us will get the corresponding reward tier as a token of our gratitude for your donation.
We feel confident that our community will rally together and help us make a positive difference in the lives of our youth by providing them with this amazing book!
Donate $5 or more!
Much love! You will receive a Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter postcard.
Donate $25 or more!
Bless up! You will receive a copy of Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, signed and autographed, and a postcard and bookmark.
Donate $40 or more!
Appreciate your kindness! This donation gets you two copies of Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, signed and autographed, and a postcard and bookmark.
Donate $60 or more!
Bless you! This reward gets you three copies of Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, signed and autographed, and a postcard and bookmark.
Donate $100 or more!
What a love offering! By pledging $100 you get three copies of Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter, signed and autographed, and a Zumbi T-Shirt.
Donate $250 or more!
Dreams do come true! By pledging $250 you get the Diaspora Series Book Set, containing a copy of both Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter and Maasai Boy: Heart of a Warrior. You will also recieve a free storytelling performance from both the author and illustrator!
Beginning July- Raise $5,000 to print Zumbi.
Beginning Sept- Print books.
Mid Oct- Send out books and reward tiers.