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Project Recipe » The Princess & the Code: A child’s teaching ebook (Trees & Burls)

This recipe shows how anyone can create a book like this to help a child better understand their own story and how they fit into a family. See detailed project recipe at the conclusion 👇

“At age two, my daughter [through adoption] became captivated by fairies and fairy families, so I used the facts of her origin story to create a book about a fairy that I called Little Faerie Princess . . . “ — from Mothers as Keepers and Tellers of Origin Stories, a collection of essays edited by Professor Kerri Kearney at Oklahoma State University, our speaker for this Project Recipe. For more background, see also Another Voice from Inside the Adoption Triangle.

Slides used in the presentation

Project Recipe Event » Oct 5 » Princess & The Code
8.79MB ∙ PDF file

Project Recipe with detailed instructions (PDF)

Project Kin Recipe Children’s Teaching Ebook
923KB ∙ PDF file

Publishing Resources

Kerri included a few resources you might find interesting and helpful: Keep in mind that most self-publishing platforms like Amazon's Kindle Direct publishing or Reedsy, Bookbaby, or others are designed for public publishing so that your book is available to anyone who wishes to purchase it.

The alternative is private book publishing where the product of your publishing is never available to the public. The alternative is more like publishing or printing a photo book. Options include:

There were so many wonderful moments during the program with takeaways that had me thinking about the sensorial aspects of a book as a means to make a connection. Kerri has some terrific advice for ways to combine books with digital aspects that can connect with voice, video, and more.

I hope you enjoy this program as much as I did. Thank you all for your participation and excellent questions.

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