Change the World

Here is an opportunity for you to shape the world around us! Books play a vital part in every child’s life. We are big fans of books at our house; everyone has a their own library card for our frequent trips. Every night before bed there are books being read in both boys’ rooms.

Our dear friend Ryan from LivingOneHanded.com has written a children’s book and is using Kickstarter to publish it. This is where you come in! Watch his video below.


We read a preview of the book and it was great. It’s extremely conversational and authentic. Ryan’s use of humor makes the story fun while teaching kids that everyone is different, and those differences make us awesome.

Some may remember that we had the pleasure of having Ryan come speak at Sam’s school for first week of Kindergarten. It was awesome and the kids loved it. The book is a great compliment to his live presentation. We’ve bought two books so we can keep one and give the other to the school for the Kindergarten teachers to share with future kids.

We know that if we love the book, you will too!
Do IT!
Get in on the Kickstarter now!

Here are some excerpts from the book and some of the artwork:

Yesterday it was my turn to bring something to class for show and tell. 

I didn’t bring a stuffed animal. Or a remote control car. Or the picture I drew of an alien.

I brought my older brother, Ryan!

When Ryan was born, his left hand was missing.  He learned to do everything anybody else could do, though.  He just did it a little bit differently.

“Can you jump rope?” asked Noah, who wore glasses.

“It’s tricky,” said Ryan, “but I can do it if I try really hard!”

June, who was the shortest kid in class, had been sitting off to the side. “Does your arm hurt?” she asked quietly.

“Actually, no,” Ryan said. “It doesn’t hurt at all. Since I was born this way, it feels just like any other part of my body. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

“Ith there anything you CAN’T do?” asked Billy, who was missing his two front teeth.

”Sure,” said Ryan. “There are a few things I can’t do, but all of us have a hard time doing some things, right?  Usually, if I can’t do something one way, I just keep trying different ways until I figure it out!”