Thanks, Savannah JEA

Our board Chair, Melissa Miles was delighted to have been invited to speak at the Jewish Education Alliance on September 21st. Melissa was the guest speaker during “Food for Thought” and spoke about the need for disability representation in children’s literature.

Part of our mission is to raise awareness of the need to diverse books, so it was wonderful to be able to share this with the group.

Donation for Military Children

Thanks to a generous donation from Leopold’s Ice Cream in Savannah, we were able to deliver almost 2,000 books to Fort Stewart today. These books will be distributed through Morale, Welfare and Recreation to each of the kids ages 3-8 in the Child Development Centers on both Ft. Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

One of our foundation’s aims is to raise awareness of kids with disabilities. We can’t wait for the young children of our nation’s service members to dig in to the books!

Huge thanks to Leopold’s and also the staff at MWR Ft. Stewart for making this happen!

Why it Matters

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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!

News & Events

January 2022

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!

January 2021

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.

September 2020

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.

Bob from 106.9 came by to visit our table and learn about our special needs superhero.

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!

September 2019

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. 🙂

Author, Melissa Miles reading Jeremiah Justice Saves the Day. Pashowww!!!

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.

May 11, 2019

Book signing and family fun at Teach Right!

April 13th, 2019

Books, Blankets, and Family Fun!