University of Michigan Students Seek Funding Support for New Children's Book 'Visionary Kids: Steve Jobs'

Steve Jobs loved to work with gadgets and art. So he gathered some friends, this was the start.


Ann Arbor, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/06/2014 -- The goal of the Visionary Kids series is to expose children to the inspirational stories about some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and innovators. The first book in the series follows the life of Steve Jobs, from his adoption at an early age, to dropping out of school and building a world-changing technology out of his garage. 

This colorfully illustrated rhyming book takes readers along Steve Jobs’ journey through life and sheds light on the internal struggles he faced. Little readers get a glimpse of how he became a successful entrepreneur, and, more importantly, they learn that with dedication, drive, and the support of friends anything is possible. 

The Co-Authors Sara Abraham and Reda Jaber are students at the University of Michigan. Sara will soon graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Health, and after graduation she will be pursuing a Masters in Education degree. Reda is pursuing a combined MD, MBA, MSCR degree, with a focus on entrepreneurship. Illustrator Joaquin Arias is a graduate of Universidad Del Salvador and Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The book is fully written, and the illustrations are complete. If the authors reach their Kickstarter goal, they plan to make final edits and publish the book by June, 2014. Early backers have a chance to pre-order the eBook for as little as $10, or $12 for a softcover copy. All backers that have pledged at least $5 will have their name published on a ‘Thank You’ page in the actual book.

Other rewards include a chance to donate books to a school or library of the backer’s choice, a digital illustration featuring the backer in a cartoon scene of their choice, and also an exclusive Visionary Kids custom bike, made by Villy Customs.

This project will only be funded if at least $2,500 is pledged by March 28th, 2014.

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