Saturday, June 9, 2012

Introducing Jacqueline the Great! - Girls Can Do Anything

My good friend and fellow writer, Christin Berger, is completing the final touches on a project she has titled "Jacqueline the Great!"  This project has been in production for nearly two years. Jacqueline the Great! will be a series of books, starting with "The Pirate Captain" where a young girl named Jacqueline lives her favorite phrase, "Girls can do anything they want to do!"

As Berger puts it:

"This series of children’s books is about empowering our girls, celebrating a child’s imagination, and highlighting the importance of play, especially outside play.

Jacqueline’s favorite thing to say is, “Girls can do anything they want to do!”  And, she means it!  She embarks on a series of adventures, fueled by a very active imagination, that explore many, varied fields and moments in history.  She is undeterred when someone tells her that girls can’t or girls didn’t do something.

Her imaginative play is an integral part of these stories as well because it is undervalued by our society.  This creative force is responsible for much, if not all, of our advances yet we do our best to discourage it in our children.

I created this character to give my daughter and other girls someone who is not afraid to be strong and say that "girls can do anything they want to do!" Too many young girls start to minimize their strengths before they get to middle school, even when they have strong capable mothers. I hope that these stories will help girls to have the strength to be themselves and stop hiding their power."

This series aligns with what Incongruous Circumspection is all about - letting girls and women know that nothing should or can hold them back from pushing forward to be who they desire to be - and to have an unfettered blast getting there.

The author, Christin Berger, is self-publishing this series and has opened a Kickstarter campaign to raise the necessary $2500.00.  The Jacqueline the Great! Kickstarter campaign page embeds a video about the project where Berger gives a four minute introduction to the series.  The video was not produced by a Hollywood team and is thus lacking a bit in sharp quality, but that isn't its point.  Berger does a fine job of articulating the purpose of the series.

Needless to say, I am excited about this!  Show Christin Berger some love and back this project with as little as $5.00.  Of course, $1000 will give you all the awards of the $500 level and also the opportunity to name one of the characters in the series.  You get a dedication in all the books too, at that level.

Feel free to "like" the Jacqueline the Great! Facebook page, as well, where you will receive updates on the project.

Again, here is the link to the Kickstarter campaign.

Thanks for your support,

I. C.

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