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Dancing Deepa - an Illustrated Children’s Book

A project in St. Paul, MN by Suchi Sairam

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A little about Indian dance. A lot about kids being confident and proud of sharing things they love to do with others.
Backers: 132
Average Pledge Per Backer: $71

Funded: $9,396 of $5,000
Dates: May 19th -> Jun 20th (32 days)
Project By: Suchi Sairam
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June 17th - via:
Thank you SO MUCH to our backers to date - still hopeful that there will be MANY MORE who will join you in these last 64 hours of the campaign to boost us to 500 SPONSORED BOOKS. I might be dreaming - but this is a pretty good dream to have.  You'll... (Read More)

MILESTONE ACHIEVED - Doing a "200 Sponsored Books" Happy Dance 🥳

June 15th - via:
Thank you all SO much! Thanks to our 110 backers to date, we have achieved an important milestone on Day 26... 200 SPONSORED BOOKS FOR LIBRARIES! You all are so generous and have such big hearts. I'm very grateful to each of you for supporting this... (Read More)

BOOK LAUNCHED - and reviews pouring in

June 14th - via:
Hello wonderful Dancing Deepa backers! Thank you all so much - with your support, we have 193 books sponsored for libraries thus far! ❤️ The campaign has had slow, steady, and meaningful progress. Now there are just 5 days left - with that, I... (Read More)


June 8th - via:
Hello friends! I'm delighted to share that we've made it to a big milestone, 100 BACKERS! My thanks to each and every one of you for your support to bring more copies of Dancing Deepa to school and public libraries. The book has also been launched,... (Read More)

Day 12 - A little stuck!

June 1st - via:
Hello wonderful backers! I know I promised my next update when we hit the next milestones - 100 BACKERS and/or 200 SPONSORED BOOKS. We aren't quite there yet, so I thought I'd share where we are, where I can use your help. For the 1st time in the... (Read More)

Day 7 - Opening up to new goals

May 26th - via:
Hello oh-so-wonderful Dancing Deepa backers, Once again, my gratitude to all of you for your early support of this initiative to get Dancing Deepa into more school and public libraries, faster. 🙏 Your support ensured this project goes forward; NOW... (Read More)

Day 6 - What does and doesn't feel right

May 25th - via:
Hello, all of you wonderful, generous backers. It just didn't feel right to post earlier today - the lost lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX are sitting heavy on our hearts. I share this update with mixed feelings - the sadness thinking of... (Read More)


May 24th - via:
It's happening! Thanks to all of you (and all those who will hopefully support in the coming 25 days), we'll be able to distribute copies of Dancing Deepa to school and public libraries, and have some free author readings too. Time to take a quick... (Read More)

Day 4 - "I wish we could round up" 😉

May 24th - via:
Hello all - first off, thank you SO MUCH to our 56 backers to date. You have brought us right to the cusp of getting the project funded! We also cracked the 100 sponsored books ceiling! It took us 4 days to get to 100, can we reach the next 100 in 3... (Read More)

Day 3 - Up to 49 BACKERS and 85% Funded! 🥳

May 23rd - via:
Thank you thank you! We are on the cusp of getting the project funded so we can really make some things happen! Much #gratitude to all of you for being amongst the early backers, you've given Dancing Deepa such a boost.  ❤️ My request of backers... (Read More)

Day 2 - 41 AMAZING Backers!

May 22nd - via:
SO MANY PEOPLE WITH BIG HEARTS Woo hoo! Day 2 was pretty great too!  We didn't quite make it to 200 books sponsored by EOD 2, but great progress toward that milestone. How about 200 books sponsored by EOD 3?  Oh - and who thinks we can get this... (Read More)

Day 1 - What a great start! THANK YOU!

May 21st - via:
Thank you SO MUCH to our 1st day backers. "Dancing Deepa" #Kickstarter - off to a great start after Day 1! Already 38% funded. 🥳 Can we get to 200 books sponsored for #libraries by the end of Day 2? 🤔 WHY NOT? LET'S DO THIS! 😁  (Read More)

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