Jah Jah Books NEW KIDS BOOK - ZUMBI

$1,255 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 27 months
My name is Kalif Price. As the Founder of Jah Jah Books, I have spent the last two years of my life encouraging literacy in children and families by sharing the rich cultural heritage of storytelling.  

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!    

                                                  Rewards

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!

TIMELINE:

Beginning July- Raise $5,000 to print Zumbi.
Beginning Sept- Print books.
Mid Oct- Send out books and reward tiers.
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Today we just raised over $200 dollars thanks to contributions from my good friend Joanne and her beautiful family along with two anonymous donors. This is incredible to see come into fruition. This is truly a community effort. I appreciate each and everyone of you for helping to see this through. I also can't wait to share a copy of our newest book, Zumbi: The Capoeira Freedom Fighter with you. One Love!
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Give thanks! We reached $100 dollars. My brother's and sister's P'Gail, Bobo Zaire and an anonymous donor helped us take the first step up this mountainous journey. We are very close to offering a wonderful gift to children and families in our community. Can you imagine our youth seeing Capoeira in a children's book that teaches them healthy values, positive and accurate historical portrayals within a colorful adventure story? Can you imagine our children learning about a real-life hero, who like Harriet Tubman, helped to free over 30,000 slaves? If we work together, we can offer our children quality literature and share positive stories, that will help shape the minds of the future. LET'S DO THIS COMMUNITY!!
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$1,255 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 26 people in 27 months
Created May 12, 2016
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RA
$50
Rhonda Avery-Merker
4 months ago

Very inspiring!!!

JC
$15
Jessica Censotti
5 months ago

THANK YOU JAHJAH BOOKS for all your contributions to our youth around the world!

GV
$100
Gloria Verdieu
12 months ago

Thank you!

LV
$25
Linda Villalobos
20 months ago

Love what you do Kalif! :) Can't wait for more.

$40
Rashid Hill
25 months ago
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Much love and support for a fellow author. It's vital to develop self efficacy in our next generation.

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