Don't Worry!

A project in Boston, MA by Nicola Orichuia

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An illustrated children's book about friendship, family and community
Backers: 176
Average Pledge Per Backer: $95

Funded: $16,728 of $15,000
Dates: Aug 24th -> Sep 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Nicola Orichuia
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Latest News

We Made It!

September 19th - via:
We made it! Thanks to you and everyone who has believed in this project, "Don't Worry!" will become a reality, and we can't wait to share the book with you later this fall! We can't truly express our gratitude for all your support. It means the world... (Read More)

To Find a Friend

September 14th - via:
Today we will take a field trip. We will leave the North End and head down to Southbridge, a serene town just south of Worcester. We will weave our way through hilly roads surrounded by lush forests, and we will stop in front of an unassuming... (Read More)

When Grandmother Was Young

September 10th - via:
One of the reasons we wanted our book's story to take place in Boston's North End is the lack of books available nowadays on this wonderful neighborhood.  We weren't even aware of any children's books specifically about the North End until Jessica... (Read More)

New totes for the halfway mark!

September 8th - via:
Several people have reached out since the beginning of the campaign to ask if we could have some of the designs we've been floating around on tote bags... and voilà! We've now put together three more tote bag designs and they are available as a... (Read More)

Have You Read the News?

September 7th - via:
Our book made it onto the Boston Globe! In last Sunday's paper, "Don't Worry!' was featured in the Fine Print section, which deals with books and other bookstore-related news in our area. Boston Globe, 9/3/23 Since not everyone has access to the... (Read More)

Back to school, and back to Nonna's!

September 5th - via:
The day after Labor Day means back to school for Nina! The North End is still home to a few schools, including the Eliot School and St. John School. But there used to be more schools in the neighborhood, including the Christopher Columbus High School... (Read More)

Labor Day

September 4th - via:
Today, in the United States, we celebrate Labor Day. For this special occasion we wanted to pay tribute to one of our favorite people: Bob the mailman!  Bob the mailman! Bob works for the United States Postal Service. He stops by our store every day... (Read More)

Saturday Mornings with Nonno Carlo

September 2nd - via:
Caffé Paradiso on Hanover Street On Saturday mornings, Nina's favorite thing to do is have breakfast with her grandpa, Nonno Carlo, at the café down the street. They always sit at a table close to the window and look outside at the people passing... (Read More)

Cannoli Celebration!

August 31st - via:
One week into our Kickstarter campaign and we have reached exactly one third of our goal! This is an amazing accomplishment and we are so grateful to all those who have helped us reach this important milestone! To celebrate, we're offering cannoli... (Read More)

Cookies and Flowers

August 30th - via:
If you stand outside I AM Books on a breezy morning, you'll get a whiff of almond and vanilla coming from nearby bakeries.  Parziale's Bakery at 80 Prince Street (photo by Nicola Orichuia) One of the perks of visiting our bookstore is its proximity... (Read More)

Strega Nona's Grandmother

August 29th - via:
There is no author that has had a greater impact on our bookstore than Tomie dePaola. If it weren't for Tomie, I AM Books might not have made it through its first few years in business. In the fall of 2015, just days after opening our doors, we... (Read More)

Daily Nugget #4: Puppy Love!

August 28th - via:
At I AM Books we have a slight obsession with dogs... the North End dog population seems to keep growing and we keep meeting new pups that make our hearts melt! While we don't have a dog character in our book (we do have a turtle, a rabbit, a cat,... (Read More)

Daily Book Nugget #3: All Saints Way

August 27th - via:
Happy Sunday! We're close to reaching 30% of our goal! Let's keep the ball rolling! Today's book nugget celebrates the North End tradition of saint processions and feasts that occur in the North End from June through early September. August is the... (Read More)

A quarter of the way there! Plus: today's daily nugget!

August 26th - via:
Less than three days in, we have already reached 25 percent of our goal! Let's keep up the momentum by spreading the word and letting family and friends know about this project!  OK, here is our nugget/insight for the day: If you look carefully at... (Read More)

Thank you for a great start! Here is your first daily nugget!

August 25th - via:
Thank you to everyone who supported us in our first day here on Kickstarter and to all those who have bookmarked the page to donate this weekend (we know, we know!). We are more than 15% closer to our goal! Let's go! In the 28 days remaining of the... (Read More)

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