Trans fairy tale becomes most funded LGBTI children’s book ever on Kickstarter
Raven Wild is the latest book in the Promised Land series — a collection of illustrated and LGBTI-inclusive children’s books. Trans fairy tale becomes officially the most funded LGBTI children’s book in Kickstarter history. It's made over $34k so far. Raven, a trans hero, is featured on the cover of this new children's book. (photo above) In another children’s book from the series, a prince and farmer - two teen boys - fall in love.
The team’s latest story focuses on Raven, a young transgender woman on an important mission. When she rescues an injured bird, Raven comes upon a poacher’s plan to steal a gem. This gem has the power to control all creatures.
Accompanying Raven on her mission is her childhood friend, Finn, and their journey together creates a love between them.
The book’s funding started out well, earning over $15k in mere days.
Now Raven Wild has officially made over $34,000 (€30,000) on the website. This is several thousand more than what the first two books earned on the crowdfunding website.
Trans author Caitlin Spice talked about the book and claimed it’s incredibly important for LGBTI children to see themselves in media and stories.
“Feeling alone is one of the most difficult things for any child. Giving children and young adults great examples of people similar to themselves enables them to be more confident about who they are, and who they can be when they grow up – that their identities are valid, and that they won’t always be alone.”
The ‘Promised Land’ has long been committed to LGBTI inclusion in their work, as well as challenging discriminatory institutions of power. In the other children’s book of the series written by Chaz Harris and Adam Reynolds, a prince and farmer: Leo and Jack, fall in love.
According to the author: It’s a sweet, illustrated story that helps fill the absence of queer representation in children’s literature.
And now, anyone and everyone can enjoy Leo and Jack’s love story, for ‘World Book Day’ in the UK, the whole story — illustrations and all — is available on YouTube.