Delightfully Different Dylan
An illustrated LGBTQ children's book about acceptance and understanding.
Children’s Literature
$2,930.00 USD pledged of $12,000.00 USD
31 backers
  Completed
Philadelphia United States
24% Complete

Who is Dylan?

Dylan is a young boy who has everything a kid his age could want, but for reasons he can't explain, he feels isolated and alone.  People react to him in odd ways, and he doesn't understand why.  With only his dog, Noodles, to confide in, he's lonely and confused.  He tries to make everyone happy, but just can't.  An alert teacher and understanding guidance counselor end up shedding light on the situation, much to Dylan's, and his parents', relief. 

 

Background

People say "write what you know", so, for me, it was going to be a book for other members of the LGBTQ community, and their families and friends.  There are no handbooks for how to make an LGBTQ child feel accepted - my hope is that this book will start some conversations within families, schools, and other settings.  This is the book I wish I had when I was younger to help make sense of things - the confusion, feelings of not fitting in, and the way I was spoken to and treated by other kids and also adults.   

 

Where is Your Money Being Spent?

Funds raised from this campaign will go towards compsensating the extremely talented illustrator for the book, Jane Arimoto (who has completed all of the sketches and is now in the process of adding color and fine tuning), and also for having the book formatted, printed, and distributed. 

I would love to share Dylan with the world, and hopefully this campaign will allow that to happen.

Book exerpt

Dylan in Color!

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Perks

$10

Contributor

- Desktop Wallpaper - Contributor List
$20

Paperback

4 supporters
- Desktop Wallpaper - Contributor List - Paperback - Book Shipping
$30

Hardcover

10 supporters
- Desktop Wallpaper - Contributor List - Hardcover - Book Shipping
$50

Hardcovers with Fun Stuff

4 supporters
- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 2 Hardcovers -10 stickers (5 per book) - Book shipping
$75

Hardcovers, Paperbacks, and More Fun Stuff

1 supporter
- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 2 Hardcovers - 2 Paperbacks - 20 stickers (5 per book) - Book shipping
$100

Share a Hardcover With Your Friends

9 supporters
- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 5 Hardcovers - 25 stickers (5 per book) - Book shipping
$250

Carton of Paperbacks to Share

1 supporter
- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 25 Paperbacks - Shipping
$500

Carton of Hardcovers to Share

- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 25 Hardcovers - Shipping
$750

I'll Come Read to You

- Desktop wallpaper - Contributor list - 25 Hardcovers - Shipping - Reading
$1500

Dylan Can't Thank you Enough

- Dedication - Desktop wallpaper - 25 Hardcovers - Shipping - Reading