Kids Books

ISFF’S KIDS BOOKS

As part of our impact to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion We will create content around a diverse range of characters that will inspire kids to broaden their dreams.

Michael Montgomery Kids Book

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. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book, “Heart of a Lion.”

Dr. George Grant’s kids book

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 wooden golf tee. $5000 in donations will unlock the rest of the book.

Lou Gehrig Kids Book

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.

Gino Bartali Kids 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.

Kids Books & Animated Films

ISFF founder Josh Merwin is creating kids books will graphic artist Mikayla Pete. Books will be based on athletes that have been interviewed during our podcast. These books will have a significant focus on athlete’s from diverse backgrounds, especially ones who have overcome obstacles to succeed. This will enable us to inspire kids to expend their dreams by introducing characters that look like them.

Podcast

ISFF hosts a podcast with different athletes. Some topics that are discussed are how athletes are introduced to sports, what life lessons they’ve learned from being an athlete both on and off the field.

Loni Unser Female Empowerment and Inspiration

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.

Gas vs. Electric

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.

Renee Brinkerhoff

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.