It matters. Children need books with characters that represent the world around them. Books with characters of different races, religions and physical abilities–just to name a few. Middle grade novels are doing much better with inclusion and representation than they were even a few years ago. But we have a long way to go. Especially with picture books.
We ran the Kickstarter campaign for Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day last year, because we wanted to go beyond what’s out there already. We wanted to create a superhero with a remarkable ability, unlike any other. Thanks to Rashad Doucet‘s brilliance, we did just that. We were able to raise the funds to publish the book up front, which allows us to donate the proceeds of the book to this foundation.
Please help us share the news. With your help, we can raise the funds to publish more superhero books with special needs characters. Thanks for your support!
We are getting amazing feedback from people to let us know how Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day is making a difference to special needs kids. Here is an excerpt of one message: “Just thought I would tell you how much the boy I gave your book to loved it. His mom says he has asked to have it read to him every day. He holds his trading card all the time while zipping around in his power wheel chair throughout his house. He talks about his new super hero a lot! Great job, you are really making a great impact on special needs children everywhere!”
This is exactly what our foundation is here for–to make a difference! Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Please keep it coming, and please review the book on Amazon if you want help spread the word! Thank you.
Author, Melissa Miles visited Ebenezer Elementary School in Effingham County on May 15th to speak to all grade levels about Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day. It was great to share the story with so many young readers, and our nonprofit donated a copy of the book to the school’s media center.
If you’d like to help pay for author visits, or donations of books to help us raise awareness, please click here. Thanks for your support!
31 copies of Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day were recently donated to the Savannah Chatham County Public School System. Once the books are distributed, each school in Chatham County with K-5 or K-8 students will have a copy of the book in their media center. One of our foundation’s goals is to donate books to help raise awareness of special needs kids, so we appreciate each donation that has helped make this happen!
If you would like to help us donate more books to schools or children’s hospitals, we would love your support! Use the contact form or donate here. Thank you!
Thanks to some generous donations, we are able to donate 18 hardcover copies of Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day, to a camp in North Georgia for kids with tracheostomies this June. Each camper at Camp Trach Me Away will receive his/her own copy of the book this June. We appreciate the support to bring this book to the kids who need it the most!
We’re super close to sharing buy links with you for Jeremiah Justice Saves Camp! In the meantime, please enjoy some samples of art, courtesy of our amazing illustrator, Rashad Doucet!
Work on our second book has begun! Amazing illustrator, Rashad Doucet has signed a contract and we’ve already seen a couple of preliminary sketches! It’s great to be on the road to getting the next book out, and introducing the world to Bella Grace–our next superhero. You’re going to love her! To find out more about Rashad and his other projects, click here.
Covid-19 has surely given us pause, but we’ve been working behind the scenes. We were able to donate copies of Jeremiah Justice to all the campers of Camp Trach Me Away again this summer. The camp was virtual, but still great fun for the campers. We received the amazing news that our amazingly talented illustrator Rashad Doucet will illustrate our next book in 2021!! We are SO EXCITED that he’s making time in his incredibly busy schedule, and we are so grateful he loves the project as much as we do.
January 11, 2020
The sponsors of the Frosty Fun Run in Guyton invited us to come out and share Jeremiah Justice. It’s always nice to get out into the community and introduce people to the foundation and what we are working to do.
October 24, 2019
Literacy Night at Rincon Elementary School, in Rincon, GA. Author, Melissa Miles shared Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day with many of the students, parents and siblings at RES during Literacy Night. Every opportunity we have to share our superhero, we are raising awareness of kids with special needs! PASHOWWW!!! Thanks for the invite.
December 7, 2019
25 copies of Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day are headed to Atlanta. A social worker at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite has agreed to help get the book into the hands of children with tracheostomies who will love seeing themselves represented in a superhero story! Thanks to CHOA for helping us distribute the book, and to everyone who’s helped Superhero Success Foundation raise the funds to make this possible. We are so grateful!
A special thanks goes out to Aveanna Healthcare for ordering a copy of Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day for each of their tracheostomy patients!!! This was a huge undertaking for us, but we appreciate our volunteers who assisted with packing and shipping a large order! Special thanks to Aveanna for wanting their trach patients to have this book! We’ve already received some emails and fan art from these amazing special families, expressing their gratitude for receiving the book. 🙂
September 28, 2019
Author and SSF founder, Melissa Miles participated in a Superhero Event at Southland Pediatric Therapy in Savannah. The event began at 11:00 am Saturday, September 28. It was a great chance to help raise awareness of kids with special needs. Kids in attendance received Jeremiah Justice trading cards and coloring pages. Thanks to all who came out to join us!
June 21, 2019
Book signing with Illustrator, Rashad Doucet at E. Shaver Bookseller in Savannah. We had a great time meeting people in the community and sharing Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day! Thanks to everyone who came out.