ISFF’S KIDS BOOKS
Our ground-breaking animated kids books series solves two main issues in education today, keeping kids attention and reading literacy. We are creating content around a diverse range of characters that will inspire kids to overcome obstacles and broaden their dreams. They also allow us to feature untold and under-appreciated stories in sports history.
ISFF founder Josh Merwin is creating animated kids books with graphic artist Mikayla Pete, titled “Josh’s Inspirational Journeys, Dream Big.” These animated books will tell the stories of athlete’s from diverse backgrounds. They will explore how the athlete was introduced to sports, what sports has help them overcome in life and what profession that are interested in off the field. This will enable us to inspire kids to expend their dreams by introducing characters that inspire them to dream big.
ISFF is working with Michael Montgomery on a kids book that tells his powerful story of overcoming a congenital heart defect to play at Texas A&M and then in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. We are seeking $5000 in donations but you can view the completed book here: “Heart of a Lion.”
ISFF is working on an animated kids book that tells the powerful story of Dr. George Grant. Dr. Grant became the first Black professor at Harvard, a dentist specializing in Cleft Palates and was the inventor of the golf tee. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book.
ISFF is partnering with Artist Donkee Boy and his “Young Art Pros” students to create an animated kids book that tells the story of the 1980’s UH basketball team, known as Phi Slama Jama. You can support our educational programming and these students by making a donation today!
ISFF is working on a kids book that tells Lou Gehrig’s powerful story. The platform that sports gave Gehrig allowed him to create so much awareness around ALS that his name became synonymous with the disease. We will teach a new generation his story and ask them how they can make a positive impact on the world.
ISFF is working on an animated kids book that tells the powerful story of Jake Burton.
ISFF is working with Paralympic Champion Sophia Herzog on a kids book that tells her inspiring story. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book.
ISFF is working on an animated kids book that tells the powerful story of Gino Bartali. Gino was a legendary Italian cyclist who risked his life to protect Jewish refugees and support the Italian resistance during World War II.
ISFF will help students create a short film on Porsche driver Loni Unser as she competes in the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The film will touch on the Unser family’s racing legacy at the PPIHC and Loni’s place carrying on the family legacy. It will also be used to inspire more girls to dream about entering the world of motorsports.
ISFF will help students create a short film on Renée Brinkerhoff who’s first race was in Mexico, at the La Carrera Panamericana. After that unique accomplishment Renée discovered that she had a calling to continue to push the limits of extreme vintage rally racing and use her platform to raise awareness and funds to combat child trafficking globally.
ISFF will help students create a short film that explores the transition from gas to electric cars in motorsports. This will be a great opportunity for film students to educate the audience about the differences between the two and their impact on climate change.